Rockal Evans will be based in Sydney for the next three years as he intensifies his qualifying bid for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Bermudian sailor is vying for one of only three available Olympic spots from the North and South American region. Evans will be involved in training camps and regattas in the same single-handed Finn class that his late grandfather Howard Lee competed in for Bermuda at the Montreal Games in 1976.

“I’ll be doing a racing circuit in Sydney and this is a big boost for my Olympic campaign because I will be settled,” said Evans, who left the island on Monday. “I’ll be training and in the gym every day, so I’ll be more comfortable and focused. I’ll be based there pretty much until the last Olympic qualifier. I’ve been there three times before and probably spent three months there in total. I love it there.”

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