Name: Nick Dempsey

Date of birth: 13 August 1980

Star sign: Leo

Place of birth: Norwich

Current hometown: Weymouth

Nickname: Dempo

First windsurfer sailed and where? Vinta 370, Ferry Meadows in Peterborough

Who got you into windsurfing? My Family

Favourite board? JP Twinzer 84

Biggest influence in your career to date? My wife, Sarah (Ayton)

Worst moment in your career so far? 4th at the 2008 Olympics

Best moment in your career so far? Gold at the 2009 World Championships

Best sailing venue in the UK? Weymouth

Best sailing venue in the World? New Caledonia

Most annoying rule in the sailing rule book? All of them!

If you weren’t a professional sailor what else would you be? Lawyer

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing? My family and photography

Most expensive sailing accident? Finishing 4th in Beijing!

Football club you support? Norwich

Do you follow any other sports? Golf, cycling, tennis and F1

Any heroes? Roger Federra

What other sports do you play? Golf, cycling, proper windsurfing, surfing.

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it? Play more golf and travel

Worst habit? Going to bed too late

What word or phrase most depicts your personality? Doing what needs to be done but very easy going

If you were a pantomime character – who would it be? Peter Pan

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals? Lucky horse shoe

What’s your greatest fear or phobia? To end up working for the RYA!

If you had a theme song – what would it be? Made of Stone by The Stone Roses

Favourite reality show? Reality shows are not for me!

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley? Milk, porridge and jam

What was the last book you read? Live fire

What makes you angry? Idiots

Dream holiday? Me, Sarah and Thomas anywhere together in the Pacific

What better about football than sailing? The wages!

Where do you keep your Olympic medals? That’s a secret!