Nick Dempsey of Great Britain is carried onshore on his windsurf board by Team GB team mates after winning the silver medal in the RS:X Men's Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland venue

Nick Dempsey of Great Britain is carried onshore on his windsurf board by Team GB team mates after winning the silver medal in the RS:X Men's Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland venue

Sailing into second place:    Great Britain's Nick Dempsey celebrates winning silver during the Men's RS:X (windsurfer) Dorian van Rijsselberghe of Netherlands won the gold medal for the event.      -  2016 Rio Olympics: Highs and lows from Day 9

Sailing into second place: Great Britain's Nick Dempsey celebrates winning silver during the Men's RS:X (windsurfer) Dorian van Rijsselberghe of Netherlands won the gold medal for the event. - 2016 Rio Olympics: Highs and lows from Day 9

Nick Dempsey of Great Britain celebrates after winning silver in the Men's RS:X Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth & Portland.

Nick Dempsey of Great Britain celebrates after winning silver in the Men's RS:X Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth & Portland.

Ed Clancy - Individual Silver Medal winners - Victoria Pendleton (Cycling, women's sprint), Nick Dempsey (Sailing, Men's R S : X), Christine Ohuruogu (Athletics, Women's 400m), Louis Smith (Gymnastics, Men's Pommel Horse), Gemma Gibbons (Judo, 78kg), Michael Jamieson (Swimming, Men's 200m Breaststroke), and Lizzie Armitstead (Cycling, Women's Road Race)

Ed Clancy - Individual Silver Medal winners - Victoria Pendleton (Cycling, women's sprint), Nick Dempsey (Sailing, Men's R S : X), Christine Ohuruogu (Athletics, Women's 400m), Louis Smith (Gymnastics, Men's Pommel Horse), Gemma Gibbons (Judo, 78kg), Michael Jamieson (Swimming, Men's 200m Breaststroke), and Lizzie Armitstead (Cycling, Women's Road Race)

Nick Dempsey of Great Britain competes in the men's RS:X sailing at his last Games, Weymouth Harbour

Nick Dempsey of Great Britain competes in the men's RS:X sailing at his last Games, Weymouth Harbour

Olympic sailing: Weymouth's Nick Dempsey wins RS:X silver medal in Rio--  WEYMOUTH'S Nick Dempsey has won Britain’s first sailing medal of Rio 2016 in the Men’s RS:X class today.  dorsetecho.co.uk

Olympic sailing: Weymouth's Nick Dempsey wins RS:X silver medal in Rio-- WEYMOUTH'S Nick Dempsey has won Britain’s first sailing medal of Rio 2016 in the Men’s RS:X class today. dorsetecho.co.uk

Silver medalist Nick Dempsey of Great Britain celebrates with his children Thomas-Flynn, left, and Oscar following the Men's RS:X Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth, England. (Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images)

Silver medalist Nick Dempsey of Great Britain celebrates with his children Thomas-Flynn, left, and Oscar following the Men's RS:X Sailing on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth, England. (Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images)

Van Rijsselberghe clinches first Rio sailing gold, GB's Nick Dempsey takes silver

Van Rijsselberghe clinches first Rio sailing gold, GB's Nick Dempsey takes silver

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