Ringing Endorsement for Perth 2011
Australian Gold Medallist from Beijing, Malcolm Page OAM has provided the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships with handsome praise as he prepares to travel overseas for 5 months in his final preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Page who won gold in Perth in December 2011 with Matthew Belcher in the Men’s 470 Class said “I have been competing at the Olympic level for 14 years and the Perth 2011 event was one of the biggest and best regattas that I have experienced”.
“The on water management and general organisation of the racing itself was outstanding. This was particularly apparent when the conditions failed to live up to expectation and made conducting quality racing difficult. The general consensus around the boat park was that the race officials were of the highest quality, and that any mistakes were made, it was the sailors themselves at fault, not the management” he said.
Perth 2011’s Missions statement reads;
“Deliver an international sailing Event that upholds the Olympic ideal, showcases innovation and development within our Sport, and sets the standard for sailing Events that follow”.
As such, feedback from a proven champion as Malcolm Page prior to heading to London to defend his gold medal is fantastic feedback indeed and vindicates the investment made by the Federal Government, Eventscorp and the 66 commercial entities that invested in the World Championships.
Perth 2011 worked hard on the presentation of the World Championships to a non traditional sailing audience and Page was equally glowing in his praise;
“The Perth team paved the way for future events and I hope to think that this may have been the start of a new ‘higher mode’ of media interest and involvement in sailing”.
Malcolm’s letter is included in its entirety in the ‘Letters of Endorsement’ section on the Perth 2011 home page.