sail-world.com -- Sail Sydney 2012 Day 2 - Belcher-Ryan tandem perfect out of 17 races
Sail Sydney 2012 Day 2 - Belcher-Ryan tandem perfect out of 17 races
Sat, 15 Dec 2012
At the conclusion of the second day of racing at Sail Sydney 2012 the new Australian men’s 470 team of Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan have won seventeen out of the seventeen races they have competed in since pairing up.
Racing competitively together in the 470s for the first time at Sail Melbourne, Belcher and Ryan had a clean sweep winning ten out of the ten races held. Now, with three races on the first day and four on the second day of Sail Sydney, they are breaking records for winning streaks.
The pair had their usual modest attitude when asked how they felt about the wins. 'Seventeen is a good number, I can’t complain.' said Ryan laughing. 'We have trained together for a long time, and winning like this certainly helps reinforce our partnership.' commented Belcher.
Their coach Victor Kovalenko was equally as happy though in his indomitable style he did not show it. 'I think this must be a new record.' he said. His quiet smile gave away his thoughts but he of all people knows that there is always more to be done.
Matthew Crawford and Robert Crawford (AUS) hold second place in the men’s 470 class on eighteen points, with Alexander Conway and Patrick Conway (AUS) in third on twenty-eight points.
In the women’s 470 class Sasha Ryan and Rike Belcher (AUS) are first on nine points after the first two days, Elise Rechichi and Sarah Cook (AUS) are second on fifteen, and Jacqueline Gurr and Georgie Turner (AUS) round out the top three on twenty-four points.
Sail Sydney continues over the weekend with more classes joining in for all the action.
Onesails.com - Workforce
OneSails is the culmination of over 35 years of experience accumulated by our team in design and technology applied to sail-making. [More info]
Burke Marine, suppliers of international quality marine clothing and equipment, was founded by Martin Burke on the shores of Sydney Harbour in 1971. Visit our website for your nearest stockist. [More info]
Ensign Ship Brokers
Ensign Ship Brokers was established in 1980 and has spent the last 28 years expanding our marine knowledge and developing our reputation! We strive to provide the very best service! [More info]
Festival of Sails
The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 400 yachts and 4300 competitors annually taking part in the event. [More info]
GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers. [More info]
Henri Lloyd was established in 1963 in Manchester, England. Mr Henri, as he became universally known, founded the company based upon hard earned principles of honesty, integrity and freedom. [More info]
Hood Sailmakers (Aust) P/L is 100% Australian owned and operated. The first sail loft outside of the USA to be granted a franchise in 1968 by the founder Ted Hood. [More info]
Mauri Pro Sailing
Your direct access to sailing solutions. 8,000+ products for cruising and racing sailors and sailboats. We search for appropriate sailboat hardware or sailing gear and offer them at competitive prices [More info]
Navionics is proud of its superb cartographic database comprising more than 25,000 charts and port plans; the largest privately owned database of its kind, the only one using full seamless technology [More info]
Performance Sailcraft Australia (Asia Pacific)
Laser builder Performance Sailcraft Australia has taken on the successful RS Sailboat range from Britain, and is now licensed to build and distribute all of the RS range in the Asia Pacific region. [More info]
Quantum Australasia Pty Ltd
Quantum Sail Design Group designs, engineers and manufactures sails for racers and cruisers who demand the highest levels of quality and performance. [More info]
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is an annual four-day event which attracts buyers and marine industry representatives from across Australia and around the globe. [More info]
Sydney Rigging Specialists
Sydney Rigging Specialists is a leading company in the supply of yacht rigging, cordage, marine fittings and accessories. We are based in Sydney and work from our specially fitted out rigging shop. [More info]
Ullman Sails Australia
The Ullman Sails Australia team provides service to customers all over Australia with four main locations in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and the Whitsundays. [More info]