Australian sailors receive royal visit

A group of Australian sailors received a royal visit on Tuesday while training for the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth.

HRH, the Prince of Wales, made the trip to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Tuesday, 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.

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.