2016 Paralympic Sailing: How to Watch

Racing will run from September 12 to 17.
Paralympic Sailing SKUD 18

Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition

The SKUD 18 fleet gets some practice time on the water in Rio before the start of competition. Richard Langdon/World Sailing

The three Paralympic sailing classes will contest their regatta on the same waters where the Olympics took place in August. They will make use of three of the race courses: the Escola Naval course, the Copacabana course, and the Pao de Acucar course. Flanked by Sugarloaf Mountain to the south of the Marina, the silhouette of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop its mountain to the west, and the skyline of Rio in the background, the venue is as picturesque as these sailors could ask for.

The best way to keep up with the action is through World Sailing’s online tracker and tracker apps, as according to a US Sailing Team statement there will be no live broadcasts of the Paralympic sailing by Olympic Broadcast Services. The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking, which will become available when racing begins at 1300 Local time on September 12, on

Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will also be available for devices with 7″ or greater screens. Click here for more information on the iOS App or Android App.


World Sailing will also be maintaining their Live Blog, posting race updates and mark roundings. The live blog will begin when racing starts at

2.4 Meter Paralympic Sailing Rio 2016

Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition

Brazil’s Antonio Santa Rosa Nuno in the 2.4 meter Norlin One Design. Nuno is up against a number of past world champions, Olympic medallists and other highly accredited sailors, making the 2.4m class the one to watch this Paralympics. Richard Langdon/World Sailing

While there is no live coverage planned for sailing, OBS will gather footage for later use by international broadcasters, and it is possible that footage will be used in recap programming by rights-holders. A schedule of recap broadcasts is not available at this time, but we will update this story with any details we receive.

Outside of the US, the following stations are Olympic rights-holders. Check their listings for information on recap programming.


• BCC — United Kingdom
• CBC — Canada
• Sky TV NZ — New Zealand
• ESPN & Fox sports — Brazil, Latin America and Caribbean countries
• and — India
• Supersport — will broadcast across 40 countries in Africa
• — Russia
• Canal Plus — France
• CCTV Sports — China
• Seven Network — Australia
• Sky Italia Sports — Italy
• ARD and ZDF — Germany
• SportFive- across Europe