World Sailing to review five Olympics classes which will affect New Zealand sailors

A number of New Zealand Olympians will be affected by the move.
A number of New Zealand Olympians will be affected by the move. Photo credit: Getty Images

A number of New Zealand's top sailors could be affected by a World Sailing review, which will see five classes go under the microscope ahead of the Paris Olympics in 2024, according to reports.

According to the SailWorld website, the Finn, RSX Mens/Womens, and 470 Mens/Womens should each go under review.

New Zealanders Josh Junior [men's Finn] along with Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox [men's 470] would all be affected if the five classes are dropped from the Olympics. 

Josh Junior.
Josh Junior. Photo credit: Getty Images

The sport's ruling body is determined to get a plan in place to prevent sailing being dropped from the Games altogether.

The cost of television coverage of the sport at the Olympic Regatta shows sailing is one of the most expensive to cover and delivers one of the smallest audiences.

New Zealand has 13 sailors in its team for the 2018 season which includes Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

All of the members of the New Zealand Sailing Team except Burling and Tuke will be racing at this weekend's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta at Murrays Bay, which is also the final leg of the Tasman Series.