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Rio Olympic Sailing - How to see it

Racing for the Rio Olympic sailing events will start on Monday 8 August at 13:00 hours Rio time - 5 pm UK time.

The Sailing events are based in Flamengo Park, between Rio's South Zone and city centre, where the Marina da Glória is the base for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitors.

The Olympic racing is spread accross two weeks, with the ten different events on a schedule that allows for reserve days in case of races lost due to weather conditions.

The first Medal Races are on Sunday 14 August for the two RS:X events.

Sailweb will be commenting on the races and results as they take place.

The BBC has coverage of all the race days on the Red Button and their special dedicated BBC Olympic channels.

Rather than being allocated the same channels each day they are a moving target.

Monday 8 August:

BBC Olympics channel 6 Day, 1 racing from 4:50 pm UK.

Day 1 racing - Laser (1, 2), Radial (1, 2), RS:X men (1, 2, 3), RS:X women (1, 2, 3)

Tuesday 9 August:

BBC Red Button 6 from 2:00 am UK. I assume a recording of Monday's racing.

BBC Olympics channel 1, Day 2 racing from 4:50 pm

Day 2 racing - Laser (3, 4), Radial (3, 4), RS:X men (4, 5, 6), RS:X women (4, 5, 6), Finn (1, 2)

Wednesday 10 August:

BBC Red Button 5 from 2:00am UK. I assume a recording of Tuesday's racing.

BBC Olympics channel 13, Day 3 racing from 4:50pm to 10pm.

Day 3 racing - Laser (3, 4), Radial (3, 4), Finn (3, 4), 470 men (1, 2), 470 women (1, 2), Nacra17 (1, 2, 3).

TV Schedule updates . . .

Great Britain has a sailing team of 15 athletes competing in 10 Olympic events, covering monohull and multihull dinghies and windsurfers.

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In 2012 Britain won 1 gold (Finn) and 4 silver (Star, Men RS:X, Men 470, Women 470).

Great Britain Sailing Team

470 - Men - Luke Patience and Chris Grube
470 - Women - Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark
49er - Men - Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign
49erFX - Women - Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth
Finn - Men - Giles Scott
Laser - Men - Nick Thompson
Laser Radial - Women - Alison Young
Nacra 17 - Mixed - Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves
RS:X - Men - Nick Dempsey
RS:X - Women - Bryony Shaw

GBR Olympic Sailing Team

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Gerald New - Sailweb
7 August 2016 13:05 GMT


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