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How to follow Team GB sailors at Tokyo 2020

Written by 25th July 2021 Featured-post, Tokyo 2020

After five long years the moment has come – it’s time for Tokyo 2020. The delayed Olympics is on, and for sports fans could provide the perfect follow-up to Euro 2020.

With just one week to go until the opening ceremony, here’s how you can follow the Brits looking to bring home the medals for Team GB.


Where is it being held?

Enoshima, around an hour south of Tokyo. It is one of Tokyo 2020’s legacy venues, having staged the sailing competition for the 1964 Olympics. Oh, and it’s where Keith Musto and Tony Morgan won silver in the Flying Dutchman, so we’ve got a history of success in Enoshima.

When’s the racing?

Racing starts on July 25, two days after the opening ceremony. The first medal races are on July 31, and the final medal races are on August 4, although there is a reserve day on August 5 just in case. The full schedule and results can be found here.

How can I watch the racing?

If you’re in the UK, your options are Eurosport/Discovery+ and the BBC. Unlike in past Olympics the BBC will not be streaming all events live via the red button, so if you want to watch it live you’ll need to subscribe to Eurosport or Discovery+. The good news is it’s cheap – around a fiver for the entire month. Via the Eurosport player, you’ll be able to watch live racing from several pre-determined course areas each day. The BBC will, however, be showing daily highlights of the action as part of their afternoon wrap-up with Jason Mohammad on BBC One from 3pm to 6pm BST.

Is there any other way I can follow the racing?

Oh yes. The British Sailing Team website will be showing tracking data from every single race of Tokyo 2020, so you can follow them live or watch them back at your leisure. If you go mad for data, this one’s for you.

Where can I find out more about the sailors representing Team GB?

The British Sailing Team website has got you covered. Our dedicated Tokyo 2020 page has biographies of our athletes plus the latest headlines from Enoshima, the above-mentioned tracking and a bit of history thrown in for good measure.

I only do social media. What have you got for me?

Not one but three social media channels. Head to our Facebook for the headlines and daily galleries, Instagram for the best pics coming out of Tokyo 2020, and Twitter for, well, everything else.