sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : London Olympics 2012 - 470 World Champions challenged
London Olympics 2012 - 470 World Champions challenged

'Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) 470 Men August 1, 2012 - Weymouth, England -'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Australia’s Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page were the red hot favourites to win Olympic Gold in the 470 class. But the first day of the Weymouth regatta did not turn out as planned, as the duo explained post racing.

Malcolm Page opened his explanation ‘A few little schoolboy errors if you want to call it that, from day one. That's was the disappointing thing for us.

'The only time we have seen ourselves do that was when we were a really new team in 2009 at the World Championships. That year and we were lacking team work and time together, so to do it on day one of the Olympics is a little disappointing.

'Mat and I have always focused on our performance and the results were ok. We have very high expectations and we have had a great year. We are too experienced to make those mistakes.

'The first race we hit the top mark and it didn't really cost us anything in results.

‘In the second race we were over early. We fought back and we were actually fifth the last top mark and then I fouled the Italian guy. We just run around the top mark and we are raising our spinnaker and suddenly the Italians were there and we were on port tack.

'We weren't expecting it and we should have seen him. We did a couple more spins and then recomposed and kept going.

'Just not really seeing the boat - that's a pretty basic error. It could cost us quite dearly. We are disappointed with that.

'We had great speed and tomorrow our aim will be to improve our performance and get back to our usual rhythm.

‘We are angry with ourselves - we have high standards. We have not put the knife into our own veins or each other's yet.

‘There is a positive element though. Although we weren’t happy with our performance, we fought back.

'It is just day one and there is a long way to go. There is another seven days of competition. We have to be patient and what we will do tomorrow is be ourselves, which we were not today.'

Mathew Belcher said ‘Today’s start was actually a lot better that when we started the Olympic Test event, here is Weymouth. So we are one up on that.

'It’s nice to have day one out. We are looking forward to just settling things down and getting into our rhythm. One day at a time.’


by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100526

9:04 PM Thu 2 Aug 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

03 Aug 2012  London 2012 Olympics Day 5 - Finn images by Thom Touw
03 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012 - Its all on
03 Aug 2012  London 2012 Olympics Day 5 - 470 Men's images by Thom Touw
03 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: RS:X - Alabau leads the way
03 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012 - Ainslie narrows the gap
03 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: 470 Men - Flying Nothe on day 5
03 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Elliott 6M (WMR) - Aussies on fire in Weymouth
03 Aug 2012  London Olympics: Images of Weymouth - Womens Windsurfer at Mid-point
03 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: 49er - Brits excel on day 5
03 Aug 2012  London Olympics: Images of Weymouth - Ainslie marches on in Finns
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





































America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete   
Earth Day boater tips   
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's   
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell   
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences   
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US