Boards at the Olympics: Interviews

Next some (slightly sarcastic at times, we hope!) words from a very relaxed and happy Dutchman:

Dorian van Rijsselberghe
Dorian van Rijsselberghe on incredible form. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Day Three Racing

“Racing today was alright, tricky first race and tricky second race as well, but it was funny and good racing.”

Dorian van Rijsselberghe
Dorian tacking off on a very busy startling. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

The First Start

“I got up by the Italian guy, he was pinching a little bit too much, then there was a big shift on the start line. So I had to make a quick decision, I tacked off waited for a little gap and punched out quite well. You’ve got to sail the yacht race, there was a little bit more breeze on the right hand side to why not!”

Dorian van Rijsselberghe
Dorian and Przemyslaw chasing down Nick Dempsey. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Speed or Tactics? 

“The top five or six are pretty much on the same speed levels, so at the top it depends a lot more on the tactics. Behind that it’s a bit more about speed.”

Challengers

“Everybody is challenging me! And also myself! I am challenging myself all the time, you have to keep your head clear and make the right decisions.”

Dorian van Rijsselberghe
Dorian van Rijsselberghe. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Lay Day Plans

I’m just going to get hammered tonight, go crazy, then sleep the whole day tomorrow otherwise I’m going to be bored. Hahaha, nah, I don’t know! Maybe, maybe not!

Dorian van Rijsselberghe
Dorian's dream drink! © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

The Dream Drink

It makes dreams come true! It’s grass! Totally illegal in the UK of course.

(Ed – we’re still not sure exactly what it is!)

Dorian van Rijsselberghe
Dorian keeping warm between races. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

Head to the next page for an interview with Dom Tidey, Bryony Shaw’s coach. 

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