by Craig Heydon
London 2012 Olympic Games Sailing Competition is being held on the waters of Weymouth and Portland from 29th July. Yesterday a group of Australian sailors received a royal visit while training in Weymouth.
Australian sailors Brendan Casey and Belinda Stowell with the Prince of Wales in Weymouth - London 2012 Olympic Games
HRH, the Prince of Wales, made the trip to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Tuesday 26th June, the sailing venue for next month’s London 2012 Olympic Games.
A number of Australian crews are currently training in Weymouth ahead of the Games including 470 men’s sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, Finn sailor Brendan Casey and 470 women’s crew Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell.
Australia’s 470 World Champions Malcolm Page, Mathew Belcher & Victor Kovalenko with the Prince of Wales - London 2012 Olympic Games
The sailors, along with Australian head coach Victor Kovalenko, 470 women’s coach Daniel Smith and Finn coach John Bertrand, took the opportunity to meet the Prince of Wales during his visit.
Australian Sailing Team website