The 31-year-old windsurfer began training back on the
Dempsey hasn't been slacking off in between though with namely two World Championships on the agenda plus a brief trip to Miami for the first
He didn't enjoy the first World Championships in Australia in December, finishing 13th, but gold in Florida preceded silver at the second global gathering in Cadiz last month.
And so Dempsey moves onto Weymouth buoyed by his start to Olympic year, but with his rivals allowed to pass through Dorset as they please, what his plans are only he knows.
"I am massively excited about the summer and being back in Weymouth and
"I am exactly where I want to be, I am by no means peaking for this time of year. The
"I've had a
"But as for what I am working on now I am back in Weymouth - I know it and that is that really. I haven't really been solely based in Weymouth since October.
"I still know the venue like the back of my hand but you can never know it too well and I know a few of my rivals will be coming out to Weymouth.
"It is a free world and they can come and go as they please. They can look around and spend as much time as they want on the water, we'll just have to wait and see come the summer."
What Dempsey has revealed though is that he is likely to compete in just one event before this summer's Olympics - the Skandia Sail for
And, having come within a whisker of a second world title in Cadiz before light winds cancelled the medal race, Dempsey was reminded of what is possible at the Olympics.
"Finishing before the medal race at the worlds was a little bit frustrating but I know I am going to be in there fighting come the Olympics," added Dempsey - who
"I have had a great start to the year and it was great to be in and around the top at the worlds. The summer is where it counts and I know there are still plenty of gains to be made."