João Rodrigues: experience talks higher

João Rodrigues and Charline Picon have conquered the RS:X Skandia for Gold 2010 Regatta, held in Weymouth, UK.

"The training I had here in the last three months was decisive. I had the opportunity to test the local conditions and many friends helped me evolve my speed problems”, said Rodrigues, the Portuguese sailor.

Joao Rodrigues and Dorian Van Rijsselberge sailed on the favored side of the race track, despite Nick Dempsey's hard fought battle to reach the gold medal.

Weymouth is the chosen venue for the sailing competitions of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

RSX Mens Top 10

1 Joao Rodrigues POR 38
2 Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED  42
3 Nick Dempsey  GBR 43
4 Julien Bontemps FRA 45
5 Fabian Heidegger ITA 46
6 JP Tobin NZL 55
7 Ricardo Santos BRA 61
8 Byron Kokkalanis  GRE 61
9 Nimrod Mashiah ISR 68
10 Alexandre Guyader  FRA 87
 
RSX Women's Top 10   

1 Charline Picon FRA 44
2 Blanca Manchon ESP 50
3 Byrony Shaw GBR 63
4 Flavia Tartaglini ITA 72
5 Pauline Perrin FRA 74
6 Laura Linares ITA 77
7 Eugenie Ricard FRA 87
8 Marine Rambaud FRA 103
9 Qubin Chen CHN 118
10 Izzy Hamilton GBR 123