Mathew Belcher

Mathew Belcher

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Mathew Belcher

CLASS: 470: MEN'S 2 PERSON DINGHY
POSITION: HELM
OLYMPIC GAMES: 1
ISAF BIO: AUSMB11
Full Name:
Mathew Belcher (Mat)
Date of Birth:
20/09/1982 (33)
Began Sailing:
Age 6
Hometown:
Gold Coast
Home Club:
Southport YC
Institute / Academy:
QAS, AIS
Australian Sailing Team:
2001 - Present
Education:
Master of Urban & Sustainable Development (Studying)
B. Commerce (Accounting)
REIQ Real Estate & Travel Agent Licence

My sporting heroes are

Paul Elvstrom, Tom King & Ben Ainslie

On my day off,

I hang out with my wife and son, play golf or spend time on the water.

Advice to young sailors

Trust yourself and follow your dreams" - Victor. It was good advice to me and I'm sure it can help. Most important is to enjoy your sailing and have fun.

Personal Achievements

Having a son (Anton) and staying married while campaigning
  • What was the first boat you raced in?

    Sabot

  • What other boat classes have you sailed during your career?

    470, 420, Moth

  • When did you first represent Australia?

    At the 1998/99 420 World Championships in Athens, Greece

  • What has been your Career Highlight?

    London 2012 Gold Medal

  • 470: MEN'S 2 PERSON DINGHY Technical Details
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    • Type Centreboard Boat
    • No. of Crew 2
    • Opt. Crew Weight 110-145kg
    • Designer André Cornu
    • Year Designed 1963
    • Beam Length 1.7m
    • Hull Length 4.7m
    • Mainsail Area 9.45 m2
    • Headsail Area 3.59 m2
    • Spinnaker Area 12.16 m2

    Top Sailing Results

    • 2012 London Olympics Gold
    • 2016 470 Worlds Bronze
    • 2015 470 Worlds Gold
    • 2014 ISAF Worlds 470 Gold
    • 2013 470 Worlds Gold
    • 2012 470 Worlds Gold
    • 2011 ISAF Worlds Gold
    • 2010 470 Worlds Gold
    • 2015 ISAF WC Final Abu Dhabi Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Final Abu Dhabi Gold
    • 2015 Rio Test Event Gold
    • 2014 Rio Test Event Gold
    • 2015 ISAF WC Weymouth Silver
    • 2015 ISAF WC Hyères Silver
    • 2015 ISAF WC Miami Silver
    • 2014 ISAF WC Hyeres Gold
    • 2014 ISAF WC Palma Bronze
    • 2014 ISAF WC Miami Silver
    • 2013 Sail Melbourne Gold
    • 2013 ISAF WC Hyeres Gold
    • 2013 ISAF WC Palma Gold
    • 2012 ISAF WC Melbourne Gold