Dempsey wins again
The Weymouth-based 25-year-old has now won a total of five medals - four gold and one silver - from the five major regattas he's sailed in so far in 2006, and is proving a dominant force on the Neil Pryde RS:X.
"It was a pretty stressful event actually," Dempsey explained. "The Dutchman, Joeri van Dijk, made it harder than I would have liked as he just put a string of great results together in the second half of the regatta, which meant that I had to sail a bit more conservatively than I would have liked towards the end. I had to concentrate quite hard on what he was doing as well as on my own performance. But it's all good - it's a really great result for me and things are working out well on the new board."
Bryony Shaw had already started the day well for Skandia Team GBR in Turkey, as she scooped silver in the women's RS:X Europeans behind Spaniard Blanca Manchon. Shaw had a strong start to the regatta on Monday, but left herself with a bit to do in the latter stages, heading in to the final medal race in fourth place just outside of the podium positions. The Weymouth windsurfer was the first of the Europeans to finish in the medal race, which elevated her up to the second podium step.
"I made it so hard for myself!" Shaw recalled. "I had a few missed opportunities. The conditions were just so fluky - no-one managed to hold it together for the whole week, except for Nick!"
|1||DEMPSEY NICK||GBR 21||2||6||1||1||2||-7||4||1||2||3||4||26|
|2||VAN DIJIK JOERI||NED 1||-11||9||3||10||3||2||2||2||1||1||8||41|
|3||HUGUET NICOLAS||FRA 8||4||12||1||5||4||1||18||5||-20||4||16||70|
|4||OBEREMKO MAKSYM||UKR 19||13||6||17||6||3||18||1||-33||6||8||6||84|
|5||MYSZKA PIOTR||POL 82||5||15||4||4||4||1||17||17||-18||14||14||95|
|6||MIARCZYNSKI PRZEMEK||POL 126||10||7||19||16||5||2||16||-44||23||6||2||106|
|7||LE GAL NICOLAS||FRA 115||10||-19||5||23||8||24||7||6||3||2||18||106|
|8||ASHLEY TOM||NZL 181||16||8||6||19||15||4||3||4||-37||26||10||111|
|9||TOBIN JON-PAUL||NZL 1||2||5||11||-22||1||17||19||20||9||16||12||112|
|10||CHAN KING YIN||HKG 12||7||-29||2||23||10||5||20||27||7||12||20||133|
|1||MANCHON DOMINGUEZ BLANCA||ESP 1||-17||8||3||4||10||12||3||1||6||4||6||57|
|2||SHAW BRYONY||GBR 94||3||1||6||7||12||11||7||-24||10||6||4||67|
|3||FRAI ANTONIA||GRE 1||6||3||1||6||5||3||4||-19||18||8||20||74|
|4||PERRIN PAULINE||FRA 81||11||10||2||2||3||17||13||-18||1||2||14||75|
|5||CHAN WAI KEI||HKG 8||(dnf )||23||7||20||6||1||9||8||2||1||2||79|
|6||TARTAGLINI FLAVIA||ITA 46||12||-26||14||13||1||19||1||9||12||3||12||96|
|7||MASLIVETS OLGA||UKR 9||1||20||4||3||13||10||20||5||3||-21||18||97|
|8||DAVIDOVICH MAAYAN||ISR 10||5||19||10||-22||2||6||18||10||4||13||10||97|
|9||KLEPACKA ZOFIA||POL 8||2||16||9||9||8||20||12||-27||13||7||8||104|
|10||VIDAL LISE||FRA 24||-22||18||5||14||4||9||16||12||9||16||16||119|