Sailing at the Olympics

Sailing has been one of the Olympic sports since the first Olympic Games. The first events in 1896 were canceled, and it was not included in the 1904 program, but has been in every other Olympic program.

Rio 2015

International Sailing Federation announced back in May 2012 that kitesurfing will replace windsurfing for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

2012 London Games

There were two changes from the Beijing 2008 sailing events. A new event for the 2012 Summer Olympics was Women's Keelboat Match Racing, using the Elliott 6m. The Women's Match Race replaced the Yngling competition and the Tornado Class Catamaran competition has been dropped.

blue sailing boat on riverevents


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