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ROAD TO GOLD | Q&A CALL WITH WILL RYAN, 2020 470 OLYMPIC CHAMPION29 Mar 2023
TOPIC - How diversifying across a range of sailing makes you a better racer
Five world championship titles, silver and gold medals at two successive Olympics, Will Ryan achieved pretty much everything imaginable in the 470. Now that his hugely successful Olympic partnership with fellow Australian, Mat Belcher, is at an end, Will is in huge demand across a range of different boat types.
Here are some of the high level campaigns this hugely likable pro sailor is currently engaged in:
• Etchells World Championships
• SailGP (Switzerland SailGP Team)
• TF35 multihulls (Vitamina Sailing Team)
• TP52 keelboats (Alegre)
The pros and cons of specialisation versus diversification, it’s a topic we discuss a lot on Road To Gold. Pretty safe to say that Will’s varied CV puts him in the ‘diversification’ side of the debate! So we’ll be exploring what relevance one kind of sailing has to another.
Will also developed huge levels of fitness for the 470 campaign, so we’ll be getting him to share his top tips for keeping fit while travelling the world.
And what of working under the tutelage of the Medal Maker himself, Victor Kovalenko? In past RTG Q&A calls with Mat Belcher and Tom King, those Olympic Champions have already shared valuable insights into Victor’s successful methods. Will’s experience working with Mat and Victor is also going to be a very interesting line of discussion on the call.
Get online with Road To Gold for a free Zoom call and a 60-minute Q&A session with Will, and learn how to apply his hard-earned experience to your own sailing ventures.
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