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Mat Belcher in the winning team of 2018 Etchells World Champions!

30 Oct 2018

For the SECOND year in a row, one of our current and top-ranked 470 sailors has won the Etchells World Championships!  

 

Congratulations to 2018 Etchells World Champion Mat Belcher!  Mat is an Olympic and World champion in the 470. 

Hats off to Will Ryan - Mat’s partner in the 470 and 2016 Silver medallist - for placing 2nd and battling it out for the title through the last race.

Former 470 European Champion Dave Hughes won the 2017 Etchells Worlds alongside 1984 470 Olympic Silver medallist Steve Benjamin.

Mat, Will, and Dave are all actively campaigning for the 2020 Olympic Games in Enoshima, Japan.

Other 470 notables racing the Etchells Worlds included Tom King, Steve Benjamin, Jay Cross,  Lawrie Smith, Jenny Danks and more...

Regatta Website: https://2018etchellsworlds.org/