Wednesday, 8th August 2018, is also Day 7 of Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus in Denmark. The weather models remained unclear today and till late afternoon the race conditions were not known. There are several race lineups that would be decided this day such as the medal race of Finn category, Men’s 470, Laser Radial, Laser, Formula Kite for men and women as well as the 49er categories.
Seven races of the fleet of two person dinghy of the women’s category of 470 boats have been completed and eight nations have been able to book their spot in Tokyo Olympic Sailing Competition 2020. The eight nations that have qualified are China, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Israel, Greece and Slovenia. The notification has been sent to the member authorities of the National Olympic Committee.
The World Championships acts as the qualification event for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. There are 101 places and forty percent of the quota needs to be decided among the ten Olympic categories. The class association championships that would be held in 2019 would see 61 places awarded and National Olympic Committees would gain their eligibilities accordingly.