The Opening Ceremony for the Tokyo Games is finally here. From July 24 to August 4, sailors from across the world will be gathering on six courses on Enoshima Bay to race for gold. Ten classes will take part in the event: RS:X (men), RS:X (women), Laser Full Rig, Laser Radial, Finn, 470 (men), 470 (women), 49erFX, 49er and NACRA 17. Team USA has athletes qualify in all but the 49er class. Here’s who to look out for in each event:
RS:X - Windsurfer (Women) Farrah Hall
RS:X - Windsurfer (Men) Pedro Pascual
Laser - One Person Dinghy (Men) Charlie Buckingham
Laser Radial - One Person Dinghy (Women) Paige Railey
Finn - One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) (Men) Luke Muller
470 - Two Person Dinghy (Women) Lara Dallman-Weiss, Nikki Barnes
470 – Two Person Dinghy (Men) David Hughes, Stu McNay
Nacra 17 Foiling Mixed Multihull Anna Weis, Riley Gibbs
49er FX - Skiff (Women) Maggie Shea, Stephanie Roble
For a deep dive from SAIL contributor Chris Museler, click here.
How to watch
Racing for most days will be broadcast at 11 pm ET/8 pm PT. If you have cable, you can watch the games through NBC’s Olympics website. If not, they’ll still allow you 30min of watch time for free. NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, will stream highlights of events without a paid subscription.