Sailing made its first appearance in Paris in 1900, but the first Olympic competitions took place in London in 1908. The crews of the first yachting events could be mixed. In 1988, the first women's races were introduced on the 470 dinghy (the same boat used for men's races). In 1992, women could sail solo in regattas and compete as windsurfers. In 2012, mixed races were stopped and sailing events at the Olympic Games were divided into six sub-categories for men and four for women.

Sailing at the Olympics 2016

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