Olympics

The Finn is World Sailing’s iconic Blue Riband event, its 100m, the event that made heroes of Elvstrøm, Coutts, Ainslie and many more and has inspired generations of new sailors.

West Australian Wearn will make his Olympic debut in Tokyo, after finishing the 2019 season ranked number 1 in the world.

The 20-year-old Laser Radial sailor, who grew up on her parents' 50ft multihull, has been selected in the Australian Sailing Team for the test event in Tokyo.

In an interview with Justin Chisholm, Ian Walker, a two-time Olympic medallist, shares his views on the potential introduction of a mixed gender offshore class for Paris 2024

Although the decisions can be overturned at the AGM, it is likely that windsurfing and kites will have three of the 10 Olympic sailing spots.

Because the Laser and Laser Radial Classes represent the majority of all countries participating in Olympic sailing, ILCA believes that replacing them could very well jeopardize sailing remaining in the Olympic games.

The test event - which doubles as the first round of the 2019 World Cup Series - will take place at the Olympic venue at Enoshima, 70 kilometres south of Tokyo, from September 9-16.

The Kiwi pair dominated the 49er class in the last Olympic cycle, winning every major regatta after the 2012 Olympics, including four consecutive world titles and Olympic gold in Rio 2016.

Competition with Rio silver medallist cousins Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin should push both crews to greater heights.

An alternative view is expressed about the changes.

Gender equality and a need to be more television-friendly mean at least some changes need to be made to the current classes and equipment.

From July 30 – August 12, 2018, the Aarhus International Sailing Center will welcome 1,500 sailors from around 100 countries and an estimated 400,000 visitors.

The Finn and 470 classes look doomed as the sport strives for "relevance".

Sir Durward Knowles, who won an Olympic gold medal in the Star class at Tokyo 1964, died in hospital in Nassau on Saturday (February 24).

The Australian's timing was perfect as he slipped out of the Croatian's cover and put a penalty on his rival.