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Team GB call-ups for Norfolk and Cambridgeshire sailors

Nick Dempsey and Ben Saxton are among five new sailors added to Team GB. Credit: British Sailing Team.

Two sailors from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire have been added to the Olympic team for Rio 2016.

It means Norwich windsurfer Nick Demsey is set to follow in the footsteps of Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Ben Ainslie by marking a very special milestone.

The London 2012 silver medallist's inclusion in Team GB will make it his fifth time at the Olympic Games.

Nick Dempsey will compete in his fifth Olympics this year. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

"It's pretty special. I have been doing this for a long time and I just feel incredibly proud and very lucky to represent my country again at my fifth Olympic Games. I never thought I would make it this far and so am very honoured."

– Nick Dempsey, Team GB.

Dempsey will be joined by 25-year-old Ben Saxon, who is originally from Cambridge.

It is the first time he has been named in an Olympic team. He will compete with Nicola Groves in the Nacra 17 multihull event, which is also new to the Games this year.

He hopes the team will be able to achieve "something quite special" this summer.

"A lot of our foreign competitors are envious of what we have got but I think we've a good mix, with the likes of Nick Dempsey and all of his Olympics experience, as well as some youth and enthusiasm.

"We bring our own skills so I think as a team we will be able to do something quite special in Rio."

– Ben Saxton, Team GB.

Essex sailor Saskia Clark and Cambridgeshire's Giles Scott had already had their places in Team GB confirmed last September.