Nineteen Rio 2016 Olympic Laser Radial places awarded at Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds

Sailing, Sports, Yachting — By on September 17, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Veronika Fenclova CZE (c) Thom Touw

Veronika Fenclova CZE (c) Thom Touw

Wednesday 17 September 2014 – The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship is the first Olympic Qualification regatta for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition with 50% of spots up for grabs across all ten events.

Thirty five nations were in with a chance of qualifying in the Laser Radial when the fleets split into gold and silver for racing on Sunday 14 September and onwards but with only 19 places available in Santander not everyone would go home happy.

Across the seven race series the racing was tight in light and tricky conditions. The 19 nations to qualify their nation from Santander 2014 (in nation order) are:

Laser Radial
1. Belarus
2. Belgium
3. Canada
4. China
5. Croatia
6. Czech Republic
7. Denmark
8. Finland
9. France
10. Great Britain
11. Ireland
12. Italy
13. Lithuania
14. The Netherlands
15. New Zealand
16. Norway
17. Singapore
18. Sweden
19. USA

The remaining places in each event shall be qualified from the 2015 Class World Championship and in a series of Continental Qualification Events sanctioned by ISAF, to finish by 1 June 2016 at the latest.

The inclusion for the first time by ISAF of Continental Qualification Events in the Qualification Pathway is an opportunity to develop sailing around the world and reflect the IOC Qualification System Principles. Key requirements of these Principles are to ensure the participation of the best athletes and ensure universality through continental representation.

Rio 2016 Olympic Qualification System

Schedule of Racing:

12-18 September, Laser and Laser Radial
13-19 September, RS:X Men and RS:X Women
14-20 September, 470 Men and 470 Women
15-21 September, 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17

Live Blog – A live blog will follow the ISAF Worlds from Thursday 11 September through to Sunday 21 September. The live blog is available here http://www.sailing.org/events/isafworlds/live-blog.php

Results are available here.

Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds Event Website
http://www.santander2014.com/
Santander 2014 ISAF Microsite
http://www.sailing.org/2014-ISAF-Worlds.php

Images
Please credit the attached image to Thom Touw. For specific image requests please contact the ISAF Communications Department.

Results

Results are available here.

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Live Tracking of gold fleet racing is scheduled to commence from 14 September through to 21 September.

2D Tracking will be available here. 
3D Tracking will be available here.

Mobile

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Social Media

Live Blog – A live blog will follow the ISAF Worlds from Thursday 11 September through to Sunday 21 September. The live blog is available here http://www.sailing.org/events/isafworlds/live-blog.php

Facebook – Like the International Sailing Federation on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/ISAFWorldSailing

Twitter – The @ISAFupdates Twitter account will be following the action throughout the week, follow the account here www.twitter.com/ISAFupdates.

Instagram – follow the newly launched ‘isafworldsailing’ account here http://instagram.com/isafworldsailing

About Santander 204 ISAF Worlds
More than 1, 250 sailors in over 900 boats from 84 nations will compete at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships from 8-21 September 2014. The best sailing talent will be on show and as well as world titles being awarded across ten events 50% of Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition places will be won based on results in Santander. The regatta format will feature an opening qualification series and a final series with the top ten in each event proceeding to the Medal Race where the final positions will be decided.

About The International Sailing Federation
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing.

ISAF is made up of 140 Member National Authorities (MNAs), who are its principal members, and responsible for the decision making process that governs the sailing world.

There are currently more than 100 ISAF Class Associations, ranging from the small dinghy classes for young people up to 60 foot ocean racers.

Sailing
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