sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Belcher and Ryan on their ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma victory
Belcher and Ryan on their ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma victory


'Mat Belcher and Will Ryan - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma'    © Victor Kovalenko

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma – Aussie 470 sailors Mat Belcher and Will Ryan discuss their latest win and their progress on the road to Rio 2016.

It is great to be able to share with you all the news of our first European World Cup win together!!

It's that time of year again, summer has gone full circle, and we have been back in Palma Mallorca, Spain to compete in the Princess Sofia Trophy. After some small delays with shipping containers in Hamburg due to snow, we were able to enjoy some good training with fellow Aussies Angus and Tim, and even lucky enough to have a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Mathew first won this even in 2003 with brother Dan, and he and Malcolm also won last year; so there was a bit of extra incentive to try to start things off strongly! A new format was introduced for this event that kept the intensity high throughout the entire week, and while the focus was certainly to develop our teamwork and racing skills together, we cannot be more pleased from a results perspective winning eight of the 13 races to actually enter the medal race on zero points with the new scoring system! Only one of the two scheduled double points medal races were able to be held, but we recorded a fourth place to secure the win.

It has been a great week of close racing in a range of conditions and good fleet quality that has provided many tests for us as a team. It gives us confidence in our stage of development that we have a good base to work from, and helped us to identify key areas going forwards. This regatta not only qualifies Will for the first time as a full member of the Australian Sailing Team; but also extends Mathews impressive regatta winning streak in the 470 to 17 months!

It is just a step in the right direction towards our overall objective, but it has been a positive week and we are now looking forwards to the final World Cup Event in Hyeres which starts in two weeks’ time. For now it is time for some rest, so while Mathew focuses his attention on two big university assessments which are soon due, Will and Victor are relaxing in the hills of Switzerland and France.

Belcher Ryan 2016
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre


by Mat Belcher and Will Ryan

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108278

3:54 PM Tue 9 Apr 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World

































































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners   
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT