Olympic Gold Medallist Mathew Belcher to mentor Southport Yacht Club Junior Sailors!
Two time Olympic medallist and six time 470 World Champion Mathew Belcher OAM will commence mentoring Southport Yacht Club (SYC) Junior Sailors at the SYC Sailing Academy from early next month!
“We are ecstatic to have the 2013 voted ‘World’s Sailor of the Year’, Mathew Belcher back at the Club and on our shores, it will be a great experience for the youth sailors to learn from the very best” said SYC General Manager, Brett James.
Mathew will mentor Southport Yacht Club Sailors and National High Performance Programs with the re-launching of the SYC High Performance Sailing Squad and will provide on-water training together with a focus on fitness, nutrition, theory and personal development.
“I began my sailing career at SYC at the age of 7yrs, the Gold Coast and the Club have always been home for me, and I look forward to giving back to the juniors, as much opportunity I received, and more” said Mathew.
Coached by Australian Sailing Team Coach Victor Kovalenko, Mathew won Gold in London with fellow sailor Malcolm Page and more recently Silver at Rio with crew member Will Ryan in the 470 Dinghy class.
1. Mathew Belcher OAM, Coach Victor Kovalenko and Will Ryan – 2016 Rio Olympic Silver Medallists
2. Mathew Belcher OAM and Will Ryan – 470 Dinghy Class