Australian sailing’s successful year on the water has continued off it with three crews named as finalists for the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.
The win was a historic one for Australia, with Malcolm Page becoming the first Australian sailor to win two gold medals, defending his Beijing 2008 win.
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page will begin the defence of Australia’s 470 men’s gold medal when racing in their class gets underway on Thursday. The pair heads into London 2012 as favourites, they’ve been undefeated this year
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
Belcher and Page’s win was the third World Championships for the Australian Sailing Team in the space of 10 days as the paired joined 2012 world title winners Tom Slingsby in the Laser class and Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen in the 49er
Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have taken the lead in the 470 men’s class on day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, as strong winds again limited racing.