sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : London 2012 Olympics - GBR's Nick Dempsey prepared + Video
London 2012 Olympics - GBR's Nick Dempsey prepared + Video

'Nick Dempsey, RSX - Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012'    © Richard Langdon/Skandia Team GBR

London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will be held on the waters of Weymouth and Portland, UK. Nick Dempsey believes windsurfing gold at the Olympics will be won by one of three men – and he is confident he couldn’t be better prepared to come out on top.

Norwich-born Dempsey is aiming to better his bronze medal at Athens 2004 in this, his fourth Games, held in Weymouth.

The 31-year-old sees Frenchman Julien Bontemps and Dorian Van Rijsselberge, of the Netherlands, as his main rivals for gold having finished behind both in the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta earlier this month.

That was the last competition ahead of the Games for Dempsey, and he is now entering his vital final few weeks of preparation before July 29, and the start of Olympic competition at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

'At Sail for Gold generally I got away with not sailing at my best and I learned a lot of lessons,' admits Dempsey.

'Third place is fine, but it's not winning. I've certainly got to make a few changes over the next six weeks but I'm confident that everything is on target and I’m looking forward to it.

'I think the three of us on the podium this year, the French (Bontemps, who got silver), the Dutch (Van Rijsselberge, who claimed gold) and myself, I think one of us will win the gold medal and hopefully it will be me.

'My schedule now is a bit more than just getting out on the water. It is a detailed daily plan.

'It is all there ready to do. I just need to be careful, don't get ill, avoid injury and stay on top of my game.'

Following a 16th-placed finish in Sydney in 2000, and then bronze in Athens, Dempsey agonisingly missed out on a medal in finishing fourth in Beijing four years ago.

This time, competing in his current hometown, Dempsey admits the stakes couldn’t be higher.

He said: 'This is the biggest. Your home Olympics and the Olympics where I certainly feel the most prepared that I have felt.

'Going in and trying to win a gold medal this is the Games that could happen so it is a big event, as big as it gets and it is going to be good.

'I started windsurfing when I was seven, and I'm 31 now and you would think I would be quite good at it by now and hopefully I am good enough.'

Investment specialist Skandia is the principal sponsor of the British sailing team.



Skandia Team GBR website


by Paul Smith, Sportsbeat

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98519

1:44 PM Fri 15 Jun 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

15 Jun 2012  London 2012 Olympics - Irish sailors are 'Genuine Prospects'
15 Jun 2012  London 2012 Olympics - India's Rohini Rau hopes for wild card entry
12 Jun 2012  Weymouth Sailing coverage - Online advertising packages - consider now
11 Jun 2012  Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme sailors qualify for Olympics
08 Jun 2012  Sail for Gold Regatta day 4 - Aussies excel in extreme weather
07 Jun 2012  Olympic Sailing Competition – Seoul 1988
07 Jun 2012  Sail for Gold - Day 3 challenge + Video
06 Jun 2012  London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Swiss team announced
05 Jun 2012  London 2012 Olympics - Australian Sailing Team video interviews
04 Jun 2012  London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Australian team finalised
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World















420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,






























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe fourth at mid-point of 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT