Team GB - You did us proud!

Bryony shaw

Huge congratulations from all of us at Club Vass to Nick Dempsey for winning second at Weymouth 2012 - a fantastic result.

And well done Brony Shaw for finishing in the top 10 - a brilliant achievement.

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Beijing bronze medallist Bryony began the medal race on Tuesday with only a slim chance repeating her medal winning victory in 2008. She started the race in  seventh place and with 11 points to make up on the second and third placed sailors. But she made a great start holding second place for some time, but with five other rivals vying for the last two podium places, it was always going to be an uphill struggle. Bryony finished the day in fifth place and seventh overall - still a fantastic achievement.

 

Spain's Marina Alabau Neira cruised to gold, finishing 20 points ahead of Finland's silver medallist Tuuli Petaja. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland picked up the bronze medal - huge congratulations to all.

We were so proud to hear Bryony's response:

"I put in the best race I could and it's just not to be a medal this time, but I've enjoyed the journey so far," she said. "Being a windsurfer is a great life and to not come away with a medal, I'm gutted, but I tried my best. It has been a tough year, I think coming into this regatta I'm not as physically fit as I'd like to be. My forearms gave up in that race and it's very much a case of having the fitness. But I proved my performance in those winds and it just hasn't been the best series for me so far. I'm happy to be coming out with a smile on my face. The other girls put in a great week and hats off to them."

Club Vass was extremely proud to welcome Bryony Shaw for a week of prescribed R & R in the build-up to the London Olympics 2012. Bryony's stay in Vass coincided with Dave White's Speed Week and although 'resting', Bryony gave a fantastic star performance, passing on top tips during the clinics. And of course she won Whippy's Wednesday slalom, ahead of the Mighty Whitey and Colin Whippy Dixon (surely more challenging than the Olympics!).

Well done Bryony, you'll always be an Olympic goddess in Vass! We hope to see you again very soon.