The Southport Yacht Club has congratulated member Mathew Belcher OAM and crew Will Ryan on becoming the 470 World Champions 2014.
The pair competed in the 470 World Championships in Spain last weekend. This is Mathew and Will’s 2nd World Championship together and Mathew’s 5th World Championship.
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The Olympic gold medallist and crew Will are currently training for their 2016 Rio Olympics campaign.
Mathew has been sailing at Southport Yacht Club since he was seven years old, he has been a Member of Southport Yacht Club for 24 years.
Mathew and Will’s training has been conducted under Australian Sailing Team Coach Victor Kovalenko.