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Silver medal sailors target Rio
Sailing duo Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell have expressed their delight after securing Olympic silver but insisted they will be hunting gold in four years' time.
The pair trailed the Australian team going into the final race in the highly competitive 470 dinghy class and were unable to pull off the result that would have seen them capture top spot.
But there was no regret from the Brits after crossing the finish line at Weymouth behind Aussies Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page.
"It's great," said Scotland's Patience.
"It's just so good, it's been three, four years hard work together, it's been 15 years up there (his head) and we're here standing on an Olympic podium."
He told the BBC: "It's not gold but there's plenty of time. We're young boys and we'll be coming back and we'll mean business next time round yet again."
Rochdale-born Bithell said he was pleased with silver.
"I mean, we tried," he said.
"We tried to attack them (Australians) when we could, hands to them, they held their nerve and are worthy champions. We are happy with second."
Their parents were just as pleased back on the shore.
Patience's father John, who was watching with the Bithells, said he was "absolutely delighted".
"We are just having a ball, we are so pleased about this today," he said.
When Patience and his friend and team mate won their hard-fought spot to sail for Team GB in the Olympics he insisted that was not the peak of their ambitions.
"We're absolutely not just going for the T-shirt," he declared.
If the pair have picked up commemorative shirts at the 2012 Games, they now have a shiny silver medals to wear with them.
Patience, from Aberdeen, and Bithell teamed up three years ago.
Their silver at the 2011 Worlds in Perth, Australia helped them secure their berth in the Olympic team.
Born in the same month they both started sailing at a young age, though hundreds of miles apart.
Patience grew up in Rhu near Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde.
The 26-year-old helmsman, who has a pre-race superstition of tasting the water he is due to sail in the night before, started racing competitively when he was nine, participating in regattas around Scotland.
By the age of 18 he was an international competitor across a range of classes.
"I think there's something special about Mother Nature and the ocean," he said in the build-up to the Games.
"It's something to be massively respected. I couldn't see myself doing anything else in my life but involve myself in doing something with the ocean."
Bithell, 25, started off sailing with father, Les, in a wooden Firefly dinghy at Hollingworth Lake sailing club.
"It taught me a lot of skills and I owe the club a lot," he said before the Olympic regatta.
His love of the sea is not confined to sailing. He also has a passion for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing.
Back on dry land he grows his own vegetables and is trying to learn the guitar.
He will now have a few weeks to concentrate on his allotment before he and Patience set their sights on cultivating gold in Rio 2016.