- 09 June 2014 | Windsurfing
Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw has conquered the Sail for Gold Regatta 2014, in Weymouth and Portland, United Kingdom.
Windsurfers enjoyed multiple wind conditions across the five days of racing, but the final races were blessed with an easterly 20-25 knots with gusts reaching 30 knots.
Nick Dempsey, Olympic silver medallist, ruled the 9.5 fleet by winning ten out of 13 races. He is ready for the summer regattas and looking forward to traveling to Rio de Janeiro.
"It has been brilliant racing from the start all the way through, it certainly looks a lot easier when you look at the results than it actually was, but it's great for myself and our training group," says Dempsey.
Bryony Shaw gave a masterclass in windsurfing by winning all races. She Beijing Olympic bronze medallist finished 18 points ahead of Spain's Blanca Manchon in second and Izzy Hamilton in third.
"I am really pleased to win Sail for Gold again this year, it's been good quality racing and it has been great to have Blanca Manchon from Spain over who has been my main rival all week. I have never won every race at a regatta before and it's great to do that here in Weymouth and Portland," concludes Shaw.
Sail for Gold Regatta 2014 Results
1. Nick Dempsey (GBR)
2. Tom Squires (GBR)
3. Joe Bennett (GBR)
1. Bryony Shaw (GBR)
2. Blanca Manchon (ESP)
3. Isobel Hamilton (GBR)