Sydney University Boat Club member Sasha Belonogoff continued a remarkable year on the water when he won a silver medal in the men’s double scull at the World Rowing Cup III regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland on Sunday.

The 2013 Sydney University Sportsman of the Year teamed with James McRae to finish second behind the Lithuanian pair, with Britain taking the bronze.

It was the second medal of the season for Belonogoff and McRae, who missed out on silver by 0.05 seconds in the World Rowing Cup II men’s double scull held in Aiguebelette, France, in June. That race was won by Croatian brothers, Martin and Valent Sinkovic, with Azerbaijan taking the silver and Australia the bronze.

Belonogoff won gold in the men’s single scull at the World Cup 1 regatta at the Sydney International Rowing Centre in March, before teaming with McRae for the next two regattas of the World Cup series.

At each regatta, in each event of the World Rowing Cup, the highest placed boat from a national federation in each boat class is awarded the following points: first (8 points), second (6), third (5), fourth (4), fifth (3), sixth (2) and seventh (1).

At the first two regattas, the crew with the most points in that event is declared the World Rowing Cup leader and receives the ‘World Rowing Cup Leader Bib.

After the third World Rowing Cup regatta, the crew with the most points in each boat class is declared the World Cup winner and receives the World Rowing Cup for that boat class. The nation with the most points overall from all boat classes is declared winner of the Overall World Rowing Cup.