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DAY 3 ROUND UP
On a breezy day in the Portland Harbour, the racing was fast and fair. The
conditions delivered planing conditions in every race. There was, as ever, plenty of
physicality to the day with some tendon tearing broad reaches where the rigs where
whipped ferociously for that extra burst of speed. It's a shame it's not closer to
shore to see the intensity of the racing.
The women's were off first with two races that were dominated by Spain, Poland and
Israel. For Team GB's Bryony Shaw is was a very frustrating day. Never quite hitting
her top form, she recorded a 6th & 9th. This subsequently drops her to 7th overall.
This leaves a lot to do with only 4 more races before the medal race. The official
day off tomorrow is the perfect chance to reflect, re-plan and prepare for final
In the men's the Netherlands reign supreme, with fabulous speed and amazing recovery
from a poor start in race one. So Dorian van Rijssleberge leads overall, followed by
Germany and Poland. For Team GB Nick Dempsey today was bitter sweet. A disappointing
10th in his first race of the afternoon, was counterbalanced with a very dominating
1st on the last race of the day, which he won by an impressive margin. But such is
the intensity at the top of the leader board, Nick 'Dempo' Dempsey has dropped to
4th overall. Yet this isn't quite as bad it might first appear. There are only two
points separating 2nd, 3rd, & 4th. So Nick Dempsey is right still in it. It's way
too close to call at this stage.
Friday 3rd Aug is a rest day for RSX racing, so we'll resume on Saturday, with 4
more RSX races, which will begin to determine the London Olympic Games windsurfing
Simon Bornhoft will keep you updated, via www.windwise.net & on Twitter
@simonbornhoft and hopefully with some more race commentary on TV.
Men RSX Current standings1st Dorian Van Rijssleberge NED
2nd Toni Wilhelm GER
3rd Przemyslaw Miarczynski POLAND
4th NICK DEMPSEY GB
Women RSX Current standings1st Marina Alabau Neira ESP
2nd Lee-El KORSIZ ISR
3rd Moana Delle GER
7th BRYONY SHAW GB