Four years after he finished fourth at the Olympics, Great Britain's Nick Dempsey claimed a silver medal in his home town of Weymouth in the RS:X windsurfing class.
He told ITV Meridian he was "very happy" to finally banish the blues from Beijing.
British cyclists have been in winning form this summer from the Tour de France to claiming eight gold medals at the Olympics.
Great Britain have had their best Olympic Games since 1908 after a gold medal haul on day 11 of London 2012.
GB could score a hat-trick of cycling Golds in the Velodrome and there's home interest in the triple jump, triathlon, sailing and canoe too.