Belcher, Ryan win sailing World Cup title

Australians Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have continued their world sailing domination by clinching the 470 class World Cup series title at the final event in Marseille, France.

The multiple world champions and Rio Olympic silver medallists took a lead into Sunday's medal race and drew on their experience in shifting conditions to finish second and ensure overall victory and their fourth World Cup title.

"Today we just had to keep tabs on the guys in second and third," Belcher said.

"We had seven points on second and a few more to the guys in third."

The pair, who came together after Belcher won the London Olympics 470 gold with Malcolm Page in 2012, will now prepare to defend their world championship title at Aarhus, Denmark, in August.