2XU's Belcher + Page take Gold at the Rolex Miami Regatta
Congratulations to 2XU Ambassadors Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page who won Gold at the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta last week. It is the first time in the regattas history, 22 years, that an Australian has won this in an Olympic class.
It was predominately light conditions throughout the regatta but it was a great opportunity for the guys to practice racing since the Worlds. The weeks performances were consistent with a close fought battle with the Coster brothers team from Netherlands, who came 4th in Beijing.
Matt and Malcolm held a 10 point lead coming into the medal race but not leaving anything to chance to decided to stay close to their rivals. Towards the end of the race it was clear the Gold medal was theirs but the close cover was forcing the Dutch boat into 3rd position overall. At the end of the medal race the boys decided to stop before the finish and let the Dutch boat past for them to secure 2nd position overall, a position they had held throughout the week.
The boys are now preparing for the European season starting in late March, then the mighty London games!