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Australian Sailing Head Coach Victor Kovalenko has indicated on the eve of the first round of the 2017-18 World Cup Series in Japan that Australia’s proximity to the 2020 Olympics host nation should provide our elite sailors respite from the drawbacks of regular long-haul travel.
World Champion sailors, Rio Olympic silver medalists Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan, will get a precious taste of the 2020 Games environment when they contest the 470 Class Japan Championships at Enoshima, starting on Friday.
Australia’s champion 470 men’s team, Mat Belcher & Will Ryan, sailed into history on Sunday, winning the 2017 470 World Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece.
It’s high summer in Europe and racing starts at the 2017 470 World Championship in Thessaloniki Greece, 300 km north of Athens on Monday 10th July.
As the Australian Sailing team turns its focus towards preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, our sailors will be competing at the Kiel Week regatta in Germany this week.
London 2012 470 Olympic gold medal skipper, Mat Belcher, and training partner crew Will Ryan teamed up in early 2013 and dominated the 470 Men’s scene into 2015, winning a record 18 regattas in a row.
Rio silver medallists, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have won the 470 Australian National Championships held at Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie from 10-12 February. While the Women’s title was won by 2016 Olympian Carrie Smith and crew Amelia Catt.
Australians have won gold in two classes, and two silvers on the final day of SWC Melbourne 2016, the final event on the World Cup circuit for 2016.