Double Silver medallist Nick Rogers has decided to call time on his Olympic career

Nick Rogers, who won Silver at the Beijing and Athens Olympic Games, has ended his campaign to compete in London in 2010 following a frustrating season.

Rogers teamed up with his current crew Pom Green in the 470 class after the Beijing Games. The two Brits, who won the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships together in 1995, have now called time on their 2012 qualifying campaign and will not join their Skandia Team GBR teammates at the 470 World Championships, starting tomorrow (Monday 12 July).

“We’ve both worked incredibly hard this year but juggling responsibilities that we didn’t have in our twenties has made it harder to dedicate the time required. Our goal was gold but it’s just too much of a tall order in the time we have,” commented Rogers.

“It’s been a great experience: a pleasure to sail with Nick and to work with the Skandia Team GBR staff whose expertise and commitment is a huge reason why the team is so successful,” added Green.

RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park said: “It’s disappointing to be losing Nick and Pom from the programme – especially as Nick’s experience and lively personality have been a big part of Skandia Team GBR for such a long time now.

“But Olympic classes sailing is a punishing game, and I understand and respect the decision that they have come to after what’s been a frustrating season for them.”

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