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Australian bronze medallists Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse celebrate in the Nacra17 class at the 2014 ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santader, Spain.

SAILING: Australia won two bronze medals on the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, bringing the overall Australian medal tally to four – including one gold (470M), one silver (Laser) and two bronze (49er, Nacra17).

Burton sails to silver

19 September 2014
Tom Burton (NSW) claimed Australia’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a silver – in the Laser class on Thursday (18 September).

SAILING: Tom Burton claimed Australia’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a silver – in the Laser class on Thursday. In other Australian results, defending World Champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan took the lead in the Men’s 470 fleet in Santander, Spain, while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen moved into third in the 49er class.

Australian Laser class sailors including Tom Burton sail in the Spanish waters for the 2014 World Championships in Santander.

SAILING: The Laser is the first boat class Australia has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Tom Slingsby won the gold at London 2012 and also now the Australian Laser fleet is looking strong.

Will Ryan and Mathew Belcher after winning the 2013 470 European Championship

SAILING: The 2014 ISAF World Championships is not only the biggest regatta of the year it also is where 50 per cent of all quota places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be determined.

Damon Kelly lifts the bar during the Men's 105kg group weightlifting event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

TEAM: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has accepted an invitation to send a Team to compete in the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

Olympic Gold medallist Mat Belcher (QLD) and World Champion crew Will Ryan (QLD) celebrate their victory at the Rio 2016 Sailing Test Event on 10 August 2014.

SAILING: Australia has been the best performed nation at the first Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event, winning four medals in the week long sailing regatta.

Australian sailors training in the waters off Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

SAILING: Five Australian Sailing Team crews are in medal positions in five of the six classes with Australian representation, ahead of the first day of medal races at the Rio Olympic Test event

Australian sailors training in the waters off Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

SAILING: Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Team Australia's new AC45 catamaran speeds over the water during its first outing on Sydney Harbour on March 6, 2014. Olympic champion Mathew Belcher was named on March 6 as skipper of Australia's America's Cup entrant as the country looks to win the prestigious Auld Mug for the first time since 1983.

SAILING: Australia's hopes of reclaiming the coveted America's Cup trophy in 2017 are over with financial constraints forcing Team Australia's withdrawal from sailing's marquee event.

Will Ryan, Mathew Belcher and Victor Kovalenko after winning gold in the 470 men in Holland, 25 May 2013

AIS: The Australian Institute of Sport continued its focus on investing in sports with the greatest potential to deliver international success at the announcement of its annual investment allocations to sports today.

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