RS:X windsurfing: say goodbye to the Olympic Games

Ten races and one medal race. The best RS:X windsurfers in the world are ready for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is the perfect venue for the sailing event. Mastery over ever-changing conditions on open water requires skill and nerve.

Julien Bontemps, Nick Dempsey, Przemyslaw Miarczynski, Ivan Pastor Lafuente, Joao Rodrigues, JP Tobin and Dorian van Rijsselberge will be fighting for the gold, silver and bronze medals at stake.

Early weather forecasts tell that the task won't be easy. Light breeze and sunny skies may invade the south coast and make it difficult to speed up. That is when tactics are important.

In the Women's RS:X competition, there are two names that can't be forgotten. Marina Alabau and Lee Korsiz want to taste gold in Europe.

The sailing events at London 2012 will run over 14 days of competition and should offer plenty of excitement and drama in the beautiful but testing waters of Weymouth Bay, on the south coast of England.

Windsurfing has been one of the Olympic sailing events since 1984, in Los Angeles. The London 2012 marks the end of the Olympic windsurfing experience.