Rio Calling…

A final medal-race win in the Copa de Brazil regatta last Sunday was a fitting way to end a great year of 2015. After having secured the event victory the previous day – the final race win gave Mat and Will a 45-point winning margin and caps a great month after having also recently had there places confirmed in the Australian Olympic Team for Rio 2016!

Photo Credit: Victor KovalenkoAfter the announcement held in Sydney on December 4th prior to departing for the Rio regatta, Mat commented “Anytime you can represent your country is special… ever since I was a kid, going to the Olympics was all I wanted – and to get to go to my second Games is just amazing!”

With this being Will’s first selection, Mat also noted “A lot of people don’t realise how much Will was involved in the London campaign. I’ve seen him grow and to share that excitement and put on the uniform together will be special.” Will added  “It’s obviously extremely special to make my first Olympic team. It is something that I have been working hard toward for a very long time, and hopefully satisfying for all the people who have helped me on my journey to this point so far.

Photo Credit: AOCHaving now packed up the boats in Rio for a short break with family and friends over Christmas, the focus will now turn towards the 2016 Season with the Rio Olympics as the pinacle event, while the 2016 class World Championships in Buenos Aires in February will serve as a good form guide as the days tick down.

There is an impressive history associated with the Australian Olympic Team, and it is a great honour for Mat and Will  to be named as being two of the first eight athletes to join Australian Olympic Team towards Rio 2016. It is with huge thanks to all of the teams friends, supporters, sponsors and family  – and particularly the guidance of Coach Victor Kovalenko, which is key to Mat and Will having the ambitious goal to win GOLD again for Australia in just 9 months time!Fair winds and best wishes to all for the upcoming Christmas and New Year period – We can’t wait for 2016!Your team,Mat and Will
#AUS11

With this being Will’s first selection, Mat also noted “A lot of people don’t realise how much Will was involved in the London campaign. I’ve seen him grow and to share that excitement and put on the uniform together will be special.” Will added  “It’s obviously extremely special to make my first Olympic team. It is something that I have been working hard toward for a very long time, and hopefully satisfying for all the people who have helped me on my journey to this point so far.

Photo Credit: AOCHaving now packed up the boats in Rio for a short break with family and friends over Christmas, the focus will now turn towards the 2016 Season with the Rio Olympics as the pinacle event, while the 2016 class World Championships in Buenos Aires in February will serve as a good form guide as the days tick down.

There is an impressive history associated with the Australian Olympic Team, and it is a great honour for Mat and Will  to be named as being two of the first eight athletes to join Australian Olympic Team towards Rio 2016. It is with huge thanks to all of the teams friends, supporters, sponsors and family  – and particularly the guidance of Coach Victor Kovalenko, which is key to Mat and Will having the ambitious goal to win GOLD again for Australia in just 9 months time!Fair winds and best wishes to all for the upcoming Christmas and New Year period – We can’t wait for 2016!Your team,Mat and Will
#AUS11


Copa de Brasil 15th to 20th December International Regatta

The Copa de Brasil regatta was held 15-20 of December as a practice event in the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics.Mat and Will emerged victorious in the 470 class winning the title for the 2nd year since its inception.


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