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Beijing 2008

Seventy-five percent of all national places at the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition will be decided at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cascais, Portugal. Find out which nations are on their way to Qingdao here…
Look at the events below to see which nations have qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. A summary of the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition qualification is below.

Men's Windsurfer - RS:X

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • Poland
  • Great Britain
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • France
  • Israel
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • New Zealand
  • Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • Hungary
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Ukraine
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Hong Kong
  • Cyprus
  • Argentina
  • USA
  • Belarus

Women's Windsurfer - RS:X

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Poland
  • China
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Ukraine
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Hong Kong
  • Greece
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Bulgaria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Denmark

Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Australia
  • China
  • New Zealand
  • Estonia
  • Croatia
  • Great Britain
  • Sweden
  • Chile
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Germany
  • Uruguay
  • Spain
  • Brazil
  • Slovenia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Greece
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Seychelles
  • Turkey
  • Czech Republic
  • Norway
  • Cyprus

Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Belarus
  • China
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Israel
  • New Zealand
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Lithuania
  • Switzerland
  • Norway
  • Argentina

Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Netherlands
  • Israel
  • Portugal
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Belarus
  • Japan
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Slovenia
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Korea
  • Singapore
  • Ireland

Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Netherlands
  • China
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Brazil
  • Israel
  • USA
  • Slovenia
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

Skiff - 49er

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Great Britain
  • China
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • USA
  • Spain
  • France
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Ukraine
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Canada

Heavyweight Dinghy - Finn

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Spain
  • China
  • Netherlands
  • Slovenia
  • Denmark
  • Greece
  • Great Britain
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Croatia
  • Australia
  • Finland
  • France
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • USA
  • Czech Republic
  • Brazil
  • Ireland
  • Norway

Multihull - Tornado

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • USA

Women's Keelboat - Yngling

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Great Britain
  • China
  • USA
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • New Zealand
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Finland
  • South Africa

Men's Keelboat - Star

Nations qualified for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • USA

2008 Olympic Qualification Summary

Event Equipment Entry Quota Host NOC 2007 Worlds 2008 Worlds
Men's Windsurfer RS:X 35 1 25 9
Women's Windsurfer RS:X 28 1 20 7
Heavyweight Dinghy Finn 26 1 19 6
Men's One Person Dinghy Laser 40 1 29 10
Women's One Person Dinghy Laser Radial 26 1 19 6
Men's Two Person Dinghy 470 30 1 21 8
Women's Two Person Dinghy 470 19 1 13 5
Skiff 49er 19 1 13 5
Multihull Tornado 16 1 11 4
Men's Keelboat Star 16 1 11 4
Women's Keelboat Yngling 15 1 10 4
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