sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 470 Nationals 2013 - New crews take titles
470 Nationals 2013 - New crews take titles


'Winners of the 2013 Australian 470 Championship'    Yachting Australia    Click Here to view large photo

The Australian 470 Championships 2013 came to a rousing end as Australian sailing’s two newest crews came through with a successful week of racing on the waters off Port Stephens after claiming the men’s and women’s titles.

London 2012 gold medallist Mathew Belcher and new crew Will Ryan, and Beijing 2008 gold medallist Elise Rechichi and rower-turned-sailor Sarah Cook finished at the top of the standings in the men’s and women’s categories.

Both crews have only been sailing together for a handful of months as they continue to prepare for the upcoming European season.

For Belcher and Ryan it was a third straight regatta win together after claiming the opening ISAF Sailing World Cup round, Sail Melbourne, and Sail Sydney, in December.

'The conditions were quite tough over the week,' said Belcher. 'Our coach Victor likened it to what we can expect in Rio; flat water, not a lot of wind, strong currents and big shifts.

'This year was the eighth or ninth time that I’ve won the Australian 470 Championship and it was nice to add a new name to the trophy with Will,' he said. 'Will’s is just the sixth name to be on the trophy since 2000.

'It was nice to do more racing together and we feel that we’re communicating well, it’s great to spend time in the boat as we continue to develop,' said Belcher. 'We have a high standard to reach and we both want to get there as quickly as possible.'

Belcher and Ryan will have one more hit out at home before heading to Europe for the first time together, contesting the NSW 470 Championship on March 2 and 3. It’s a busy time for Belcher as he juggles training, racing, and University studies on the Gold Coast.

Much like Belcher, Elise Rechichi is no stranger to winning Australian 470 Championships, with 2013 the sixth time that her name has been on the trophy.

But what made her latest win more impressive is that Rechichi and crew Sarah Cook have only been sailing together since October, with the Port Stephens event just their third as a team.

Cook, a two-time Olympic representative in rowing, was new to the sport in October and the pair are progressing well.

'Things are going better than either of us could have hoped,' said Rechichi. ' We've come a long way in the last five months and have exceeded what even we thought was possible.

'Sarah has a great background in rowing but to jump into a new sport and do so well is impressive,' she said. ' We've shocked a few people with how we’re going at this stage and are feeling positive with where we’re at.

'It was a tough week of racing,' said Rechichi. 'We were caught out a few times by big shifts and found ourselves going from the top three to the bottom three but it was that way for everyone. It would have been nice to beat the boys a few more times but we’re happy with how it finished up.'

Angus Galloway and Tim Hannah were the second placed men’s crew, with Will Ryan’s sisters, Sasha and Jaime, finishing second in the women’s class.

For more information on the Australian Sailing Team visit Australian Sailing Team and follow the team on Twitter at Australian Sailing Team Twitter


by Craig Heydon

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106680

3:13 AM Mon 18 Feb 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World















The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI


















Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,














420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,




















2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Karma Sailing Group wins
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge   
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named   
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4   
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014   
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston   
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet   
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014   
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Vic-Maui Yacht Race - Polishing the silverware   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   


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.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT