Jed Fatches, of Wangi Wangi and Karma Randall, of Newcastle have their eyes set on a spot at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina.

The pair placed third at the Australian National Sailing Titles in April this year in their boat, Tallulah, a Nacra 15 class vessel.

To qualify for the youth Olympics, Fatches and Randall must compete in a series of national and international regattas, with the Lake Illawarra titles being their next big event, followed by an International regatta in Melbourne

“We regularly train on Lake Macquarie,” says Karma. “The conditions today are perfect to test our skills” she said.

The pair, sponsored by Midcoast Boatyard and Marine, Newcastle are also one of seven teams forming the NSW Youth Squad.