Tune in for Olympic Sailing

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Today marks the start of 470 and NACRA 17 racing on Enoshima Bay, and racing in the other seven fleets is already underway. A few of the American sailors are already off to an impressive start, with Maggie Shea and Stephanie Roble currently in second place in the 49er FX, Luke Muller in 7th in Finns and Pedro Pascual in 9th place in the RS:X fleet.

Racing will run from July 24 to August 4 on six courses on Enoshima Bay. 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 are the representatives from Team USA 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.

For more, check out US Sailing’s Tokyo News page or World Sailing’s ongoing coverage

July 2021

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