Eight nations book Tokyo 2020 spot in the Women’s 470

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Aarhus, Denmark is hosting the 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships from 30 July to 12 August 2018. More than 1,400 sailors from 85 nations are racing across ten Olympic sailing disciplines as well as Men's and Women's Kiteboarding. 
40% of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition places will be awarded in Aarhus as well as 12 World Championship medals. ©PEDRO MARTINEZ/SAILING ENERGY/AARHUS 2018
07 August, 2018.

After seven fleet races in the Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, eight nations have booked their spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.

The eight nations to qualify for Tokyo 2020 in the Women’s 470, subject to final notification from World Sailing following the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee, are:

  • China
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • Slovenia
  • Spain


Twenty four nations contested for one of eight spots in the Women’s 470 across 47 boats. The fleet comprised 25 nations but as hosts, Japan receives an automatic entry into each Olympic sailing event.

About the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition Qualification System

The World Championships is the principal qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with 101 places, 40% of the total quota in the ten Olympic sailing disciplines, up for grabs.

Six places will be available in the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy following the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 Pan Am Games.

Class Association World Championships in 2019 will see the awarding of 61 places and throughout the remainder of 2019, moving into 2020, Continental Qualification events will be held to decide the remaining 68 places.

Two Men’s One Person Dinghy and two Women’s One Person Dinghy spots will be awarded to eligible National Olympic Committees (NOC) through the Tripartite Commission Invitation Places. The International Olympic Committee will invite eligible NOCs on 14 October 2019 to apply for these places.

Each NOC may enter a maximum of one boat per event, a total of 15 athletes (eight men and seven women) at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.

All places are awarded subject to the details of the qualification system.  Click here to view the qualification system in full.

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