British Sailing name Mark Robinson as new Olympic performance manager ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The round-the-world yacht race will start and finish on the River Mersey.
A report into the deaths of two sailors in a round the world yacht race says the organisers must "do more" to increase safety at sea.
The Royal Yachting Association has extended its programme of sailing and windsurfing taster sessions to 360 clubs across the country for 2017.
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Twice Olympic sailing partners Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern will battle each other for one Tokyo Games spot in 2020 after amicably ending their 49er partnership following Rio.