Nick Dempsey lost out to Dorian van Rijsselberge by just one point in the London 2012 test event

Nick Dempsey saw the slimmest of margins separate him from gold at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, but has vowed to not let lightning strike twice at London 2012.

The 30-year-old battled with Holland’s Dorian van Rijsselberge all week at the London 2012 test event, the two heading into the medal race miles ahead of the rest of the fleet as they tussled for gold.

Dempsey was guaranteed at least silver but despite his best efforts, crossing the line second, van Rijsselberge managed to finish fifth, taking the top step of the podium by just a single point.

After seeing gold slip through his fingers right at the death, Dempsey insists he will do everything he can to make sure it is a different story in 11-month’s time.

“It was always going to be close and someone had to lose and unfortunately it was me but I will make sure it isn’t the same at London,” the 2004 Athens Olympic bronze medallist said.

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