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Boards at the Olympics: Day Two

The current leader of the RS:X men’s fleet, the flying Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe, has certainly stamped his authority on the fleet so far.

With two incredible wins on day one (leading the next competitor by over one minute) Dorian immediately set himself as the one to watch in Weymouth. On day two he followed up his early success with another bullet in the first race and then his worst race so far, a third in the fourth race.

Boards caught up with Dorian today to find out his views on the racing so far: 

“The racing wasn’t bad today, a nice breeze but a bit tricky around the course.

It was good to be on the Nothe course today, it’s nice to mix things up. If you’re on the same course everyday it gets a little bit one dimensional, but now with changing the course areas we have a lot of other stuff going on.

My speed’s good, my height’s good, so I’m pretty happy!

Dorian racing yesterday. Image credit Richard Langdon.

The last race was a little more tricky, I was trying to come back but it’s so hard on the course to get around people especially when the guys in front are as fast as Nick and Byron. I think I was reeling them in slowly, but it’s like you get your number and stay in line like on a little train sometimes.

I was really happy with my starts yesterday, the first one today was pretty good too but then the second one was not quite as good as the first. I managed to punch my way out in the end and get a little bit of speeding going, then it’s not too difficult.

I think the conditions are going to be planing all week so it’s all good, I like planing, you know what they say, when everyone’s planing, no one’s complaining!”

Dorian with the pack on day one. Image credit Richard Langdon.

Dorian is currently leading the RS:X men’s fleet by an incredible nine points, check out the full results at the end of day two here.

Head to the next pages below for further coverage on day two at the Olympics.


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