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Dempsey scoops silver at RS:X Worlds

Yet more wind on the final day in Cadiz…

The 2012 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships will be remembered as not only one of the windiest RS:X events, but perhaps one of the windiest windsurfing events ever! With winds regularly breaking 45 knots, the fleets with their 9.5 and 8.5 metre sails were forced to seek shelter on several days over the course of the event.

Nick Dempsey receiving his silver medal

The UK’s Nick Dempsey had powered his way into second place by Day 5. Nick had just two points separating him from Julien Bontemps in first, with the medal race still to go. With the gold so close, GBR-1 was at the mercy of the elements as the final two days in Cadiz were too windy to compete.

Dempsey on the podium in Cadiz

Congratulations to Nick on scooping the silver and to Bryony Shaw who came in fourth place in the ladies’ fleet.

Bryony Shaw and the top of the ladies fleet

Also representing the UK were:

Connor Bainbridge – 4th U21, 30th overall

Izzy Hamilton – 2nd U21, 17th Overall

Tom Squires – 8th U21, 40th Overall

Elliot Carney – 32nd

Sam Sills – 36th

Claudia Carney – 39th

Below is a video summary of one extremely windy event!


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