Dempsey geared up for final push
Windsurfer Nick Dempsey is preparing himself for his assault on Olympic sailing silver tomorrow (Tuesday 7 August).
The Athens 2004 bronze medallist currently sits second overall, 11 points clear of Toni Wilhelm (GER) in bronze medal position and 17 points ahead of Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL) who occupies fourth spot.
Dorian Van Rijsselberge (NED) has wrapped up the gold medal already with an unassailable lead heading into the final race.
But Nick has manoeuvred himself into a great position to at least equal his medal winning exploits of eight years ago.
The 31-year-old’s dad, Mike, said: “Yesterday he put in a good day at the office. He did what he had to do, he’s got himself a buffer of 11 points and I’m a bit more relaxed now, I know he’s perfectly capable of doing it.”
The RS:X Men’s medal race, is scheduled to take place on the spectator Nothe course at 1pm.
The Olympic Sailing Regatta runs from Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August.