Sail-World.com  Wednesday 23 July 2014

Home Graphical | News Text | Powerboat-World | Cruising Oz | Cruising USA | Cruising Canada | BoatsPlus | SW Aus | Sail-World EU | Photo Gallery | FishingBoating | Newsletter Subscription Here | Search Sail-World


sail-world.com -- Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres

Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres    
Tue, 22 Apr 2014

Olympic Gold Medallist and 2013 ISAF World Sailor of the Year Mat Belcher is leading a very strong Australian team into the last ISAF Sailing World Cup of the 2013-2014 season.

Having had his 18 regatta winning streak broken in Miami, Belcher and his crew Will Ryan are looking to defend their Hyeres win of 2013.

You can’t win a regatta in the first day, but an early OCS can affect your sailing strategy for the week. That’s what happened to ISAF World Sailor of the Year Matt Belcher and crew Will Ryan in Palma.

But today they had a much better start and are back on track with two bullets and a dropped seventh on day one


Belcher commented ‘A good start is what we were looking for and we have that. We are looking for a better result than the third and second we’ve had in the last two World Cup events.

‘Expectations continue to be high. It’s probably over four years ago, since we missed the podium, I would say beginning of 2011. Quite a while. Almost 30 events.

Will Ryan 'We had an OCS early in Palma. You learn a lot about your team when you have a little set back like that. We sailed well after that. It makes you focus more. It is part of the process and ultimately the goal is still a little way away so whatever lessons we can learn now the better.‘

470 Men Overall

Pos

Nation

Sail Number

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

Total

Net

1

AUS

AUS11

Mathew Belcher

William Ryan

1

(7)

1

9.00

2.00

2

ESP

ESP9

Onan Barreiros

Juan Curbelo Cabrera

(18)

2

1

21.00

3.00

3

SWE

SWE349

Anton Dahlberg

Fredrik Bergström

2

(9)

3

14.00

5.00

4

GRE

GRE1

Panagiotis Mantis

Pavlos Kagialis

(6)

4

2

12.00

6.00

5

FRA

FRA27

Sofian Bouvet

Jeremie Mion

2

4

(12)

18.00

6.00

6

ARG

ARG7

Lucas Calabrese

Juan de la Fuente

1

(7)

6

14.00

7.00

7

FRA

FRA44

Pierre Leboucher

Nicolas Le Berre