BELCHER/RYAN AND JERWOOD/DE VRIES THE WINNERS OF SAIL SYDNEY 201714 Dec 2017
Sail Sydney’s Olympic class section has ended with national team and squad members winning six of the eight fleets.
Australian Sailing Squad members Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries made a late charge to win the women’s 470 ahead of Rio Olympians Carrie Smith and Jaime Ryan while Mat Belcher and Will Ryan maintained a perfect scorecard to take out the 470 men’s class.
“The racing was tighter than the scorecard indicated,” Belcher said.
“Sometimes the scorecard doesn’t reflect how tight the racing really is. It was just great to be out there with the young up and coming crews getting some good racing in.”
Source: Australian Sailing Team