These include the following disciplines: 470, 49er, 49erFX, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial and new to 2016, Nacra 17.
270 sailors from 62 countries will be taking part in the Olympic sailing events. There are five sailing courses at the Rio 2016 Olympics – three inside Guanabara Bay and two in the open ocean.
The three courses inside Guanabara Bay are called Pão de Açucar, Ponte and Escola Naval. Outside Guanabara, the two open ocean courses are Copacabana and Niteroi.
There is also a reserve course – in case the wind conditions don’t work for the other courses – called the Aeroporto area.
Guanabara Bay is a renowned world-class sailing venue. It was a stopover point for the Volvo Ocean Race back in 2009 and hosted the Pan American Games in 2007.