Boards at the Olympics: Interviews

Next some (slightly sarcastic at times, we hope!) words from a very relaxed and happy Dutchman:

Dorian van Rijsselberghe on incredible form. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Day Three Racing

“Racing today was alright, tricky first race and tricky second race as well, but it was funny and good racing.”

Dorian tacking off on a very busy startling. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

The First Start

“I got up by the Italian guy, he was pinching a little bit too much, then there was a big shift on the start line. So I had to make a quick decision, I tacked off waited for a little gap and punched out quite well. You’ve got to sail the yacht race, there was a little bit more breeze on the right hand side to why not!”

Dorian and Przemyslaw chasing down Nick Dempsey. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Speed or Tactics? 

“The top five or six are pretty much on the same speed levels, so at the top it depends a lot more on the tactics. Behind that it’s a bit more about speed.”


“Everybody is challenging me! And also myself! I am challenging myself all the time, you have to keep your head clear and make the right decisions.”

Dorian van Rijsselberghe. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Lay Day Plans

I’m just going to get hammered tonight, go crazy, then sleep the whole day tomorrow otherwise I’m going to be bored. Hahaha, nah, I don’t know! Maybe, maybe not!

Dorian's dream drink! © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

The Dream Drink

It makes dreams come true! It’s grass! Totally illegal in the UK of course.

(Ed – we’re still not sure exactly what it is!)

Dorian keeping warm between races. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Head to the next page for an interview with Dom Tidey, Bryony Shaw’s coach. 

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