Boards at the Olympics: Interviews - Boards Windsurfing

Windsurfing Magazine



Boards at the Olympics: Interviews

Boards caught up with Dorian and Nick after their race wins yesterday. All images © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth.

Firstly Boards caught up with a very focussed Nick Dempsey: 

Nick Dempsey looking for a medal. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

The First Start and Race

“As the wind shifted left and they keep laying port biased lines, it was just a nightmare. The wind dropped and made the line even more port biased, so it was impossible to get off the line and a lot of people were tacking out. I missed a couple of opportunities up the first beat, I didn’t take any risks and paid the price really.”

Nick Dempsey over taking. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Second Race

“I’m quick, I know I’m quick. Especially downwind I am rapid, which is really good, it just makes it frustrating at times too. The  main difference in the second race was that I got off the line! The wind had also picked up a little as well and I know once I am powered up I am quick.”

Nick Dempsey. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Lay Day Plans

“I will probably sail a little, go to the gym, go to the physio and just prepare for the next races. I’m feeling good, alright and ready. I just need the chance.”

Nick Dempsey. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

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


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.