Men’s And Women’s RS:X Rio 2016 Olympic Places Picked Up At Santander 2014

Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting — By on September 18, 2014 at 6:56 PM
RSX Men Fleet c Vincenzo Baglione

RSX Men Fleet c Vincenzo Baglione

With Men’s and Women’s RS:X final series racing at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships concluding on Thursday 18 September the Rio 2016 spots on offer have been picked up.

Nineteen male and 13 female spots have been picked up in Santander with the following nations qualifying:

 

 

 

 

Women’s RS:X

China
Spain
Estonia
Finland
France
Great Britain
Israel
Italy
Mexico
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Russia

Men’s RS:X

Argentina
China
Cyprus
Denmark
Spain
France
Great Britain
Germany
Greece
Israel
Italy
Japan
Lithuania
The Netherlands
Norway
New Zealand
Poland
Russia*
*Subject to IOC Confirmation
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.

RSX Women Fleet (c) Vincenzo Baglione

RSX Women Fleet (c) Vincenzo Baglione

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 images to Vincenzo Baglione. 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.

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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
Sailing is a lifetime sport enjoyed right across the world.

The sport encompasses a massive range of disciplines and events including Olympic sailing, offshore sailing, windsurfing, match racing, team racing, fleet racing and disabled sailing.

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