Slater, from Auckland had his best ever Finn World Championship result in 2008 with a silver medal at the Finn Gold Cup sailed across the Tasman in Melbourne.
He had a packed international season in 2007 in the Finn. Kiel Week, Holland Regatta and Semaine Olympique Francaise returned his best results with a 3rd a 1st and another 3rd.
Slater is 31 years old and represented New Zealand in the 49er class in Sydney 2000. He will also be competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.