• When 2-9 August, during the
    mild Rio winter
  • Where Marina da Glória, Rio de Janeiro
  • Countries c. 34 nations sailing in
    Guanabara Bay
  • Athletes 368, including the world's
    best sailors
  • Men's classes 49er, Laser, 470 M, RS:X M, Finn
  • Women's classes 49er FX, Laser radial, 470 W, RS:X W
  • Mixed Nacra

Sailing trivia

  • Keep an eye on the weather In a sport where the wind provides the fuel, the sailors who best adapt to the conditions have the highest chance of winning
  • Less is more The sailor who completes the regatta with the fewest points wins
  • On top of the podium Brazilians Robert Scheidt and Torben Grael join Great Britain’s Ben Ainslie as the sailors with the most Olympic medals – they have five each

Marina da Glória

Marina da Glória

Located in Flamengo Park, between Rio's South Zone and city centre, Marina da Glória will host the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitions. On the shores of Guanabara Bay, the site benefits from wind and sea conditions favourable to the practice of sailing, as well as breathtaking views.

Less than one kilometre from Santos Dumont Airport, the marina offers visitors a privileged view of Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the city's most famous picture-postcards. From the waters of the bay, new views of this beautiful city are revealed – it is possible to see Corcovado Mountain, on top of which sits the Christ statue, as well as the iconic Pedra da Gávea.

In addition to nautical services, the site also offers space for events, fairs and festivals. On Sundays and holidays, the roads alongside Flamengo Park are closed to traffic and the region becomes a popular outdoor sports and leisure area for cariocas and tourists.

Competition location

From Glória, Catete and Largo do Machado metro stations you can walk to Flamengo beach, the best viewing point for the regatta.


  • Pão de Açúcar course
  • Ponte course
  • Escola Naval course
  • Copacabana course
  • Niterói course
  • Glória
  • Catete
  • Largo do Mercado

Weather information


  • Sunrise: 06:23 - 06:25
  • Sunset: 17:34 - 17:35


  • Rainy days
    in August
  • Total
  • Average
    relative humidity
  • 2009
  • 11
  • 28.9
  • 77.24
  • 2010
  • 11
  • 28.9
  • 77.24
  • 2011
  • 11
  • 28.9
  • 77.24
  • 2012
  • 11
  • 28.9
  • 77.24
  • 2013(1-6 august)
  • 11
  • 28.9
  • 77.24
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Average temperature
Average relative humidity
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