Nacra 17 sailors Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin have been announced as the latest selections to Australia’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing team.

The fund was established as a backstop for international sports federations that rely on the IOC to balance their budgets.

Two of Australia's most experienced ocean racers and highest profile sailors, Nick Moloney and Adrienne Cahalan OAM, have set up a training base on the Isle of Wight and another in France.

At a night dominated by tennis star Ash Barty, Michael Blackburn was named Coach of the Year while Mat Belcher and Will Ryan took out Team of the Year.

International Sailors arrive in Melbourne for Summer of Sailing 2020 and Olympic Sailing Series .

The eight submissions to reinstate the Finn in the slate for the 2024 Olympic Games were rejected by both the committees and the Council.

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.

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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.