RS:X: windsurfing is back in the Olympic Games | Photo: RS:X Class

The sailing venues and dates for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been confirmed.

The RS:X Windsurfing competition will kick off on the 8th August, at 1pm local time, in Pão de Açúcar. The other sailing venues are Ponte and Escola Naval (Guanabara Bay), as well as Niteroi and Copacabana (Atlantic Ocean).

As a reserve course, the organization picked Aeroporto and Pai. The RS:X class will be making its third appearance in the Olympic Games.

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Björn Dunkerbeck: ready to hit the 100km/h barrier (53.99 knots) | Photo: Kolesky/Red Bull

Björn Dunkerbeck is ready to break the windsurfing speed world record. But the Danish-Dutch sailor also wants to smash the 100 km/h barrier (53.99 knots), in the 2015 Luderitz Speed Challenge.

It's maybe now or never. Dunkerbeck believes it is possible to beat Antoine Albeau's world record of 52.05 knots (96.40 km/h) set in 2012. His best speed so far is 51.09 knots.

"100 km/h is next. I believe we can break that barrier, and that's why I'm going back to Namibia with 15 other competitors this year - Albeau included - to try and break this record and this barrier."

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Pierre Le Coq: the 2015 RS:X World Windsurfing champion | Photo: RS:X

Pierre Le Coq and Peina Chen have taken out the 2015 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships, held in Mussanah, Oman.

The French windsurfer took four bullets, and an eighth place finish in the medal race was enough for Le Coq to secure the world title. Aichen Wang won the silver medal while Dorian van Rijsselberge kept bronze.

"It is incredible. I am the world champ, and I am so happy. The conditions today were perfect. We had good planning conditions, and I really enjoyed racing with the top guys," said Pierre Le Coq.

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