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Singapore 2009

Sailing
List of Disciplines
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Sailing

Sailing

Sailing is a water sport using a boat, sails, wind and water to increase, maintain or decrease speed.

By changing the rigging, rudder and dagger or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed.

This sport relies on the skill of the athlete and weather conditions.

Sailing was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1970.

List of disciplines

  • Sailing

Sailing, previously known as Yachting, developed as a sport from an ancient means of transport over water. It is thought to have begun in the Netherlands, with the word ‘yacht’ based on the Dutch word ‘jaght’, meaning ‘light shipping or naval craft’.

The sport was brought to England by King Charles II, who discovered it during his exile in the Netherlands in the mid-16th century.

International competition started in 1851 when an American crew sailed across the Atlantic to take part in a race around the Isle of Wight.

The event was re-named the America’s Cup, which remains the most prestigious competition in Sailing today.

The sport of Sailing at the Olympic Games now includes windsurfing and yachts of all sizes and shapes.

List of events

  • men

    1. DOUBLE HANDED DINGHY 420

    2. DOUBLE HANDED DINGHY 470

    3. RS:X

    4. MISTRAL

    5. HANDED DINGHY OPTIMIST

    6. LASER

    7. MISTRAL HEAVY

    8. MISTRAL LIGHT

    9. OPTIMIST

    10. LASER STANDARD

    11. RSX-WINDSURFER

    12. INT 470-TWO PERSON

    13. 49ER-SKIFF

  • women

    1. DOUBLE HANDED DINGHY 420

    2. DOUBLE HANDED DINGHY 470

    3. RS:X

    4. MISTRAL

    5. SINGLE HANDED DINGHY OPTIMIST

    6. BOARD

    7. LASER RADIAL - ONE PERSON DINGHY

    8. OPTIMIST

    9. LASER RADIAL

    10. RSX-WINDSURFER

    11. INT 470-TWO PERSON

    12. 49ER-SKIFF

  • mixed

    1. RS 1 MIXED RACING

  • boys

    1. BIC TECHNO 293

    2. BYTE CII

    3. NATION'S TROPHY

  • girls

    1. BIC TECHNO 293

    2. BYTE CII

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