Mathew Belcher

Mathew Belcher

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Mathew Belcher

CLASS: 470: MEN'S 2 PERSON DINGHY
POSITION: Helm
OLYMPIC GAMES: 2
ISAF BIO: AUSMB11
Full Name:
Mathew Belcher (Mat)
Date of Birth:
20/09/1982 (35)
Began Sailing:
Age 6
Hometown:
Gold Coast
Home Club:
Southport Yacht Club
Institute / Academy:
Queensland Academy of Sport, Australian Institute of Sport
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 and Ben Ainslie

On my day off,

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

Advice to young sailors

Trust yourself and follow your dreams" - Victor Kovalenko. 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 two children 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
    • 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

    • 2017 470 World Championships 1st
    • 2017 Kiel Week 1st
    • 2017 470 European Championship 3rd
    • 2016 World Cup Final 1st
    • 2016 Rio Olympic Games Silver