Windsurfer Tom Squires insists there is no time to rest as he charts the waters to the next Olympics in Paris.

The 27-year old Oxford sailor started the final double points medal race with a slender shot at the podium.

But light air in Sagami Bay did not play to his strengths as one of the bigger athletes in the fleet, Squires consistently performing better in stronger winds.

In the end he finished seventh overall - matching his result from the last World Championships in Australia - as the Netherland's Kiran Badloe took gold and France's Thomas Goyard and China's Kun Bi completed the podium.

"We had a rest day before this and that gave me time for some reflection about what I wanted," said Squires.

"I really struggled for pace out there because these were pretty much my weakest conditions.

"I feel I've given everything so I can't be disappointed. I'm come a very long way in  short space of time and I've loved every minute, apart from that medal race, which sort of sucked.

"There are so many emotions to process from each race but I can go home and hold my head up high. There have been so many stages to get here and I should be proud."

Windsurfing's RS:X - which has been part of the Olympic regatta since 2008 - will be replaced in 2024, when Paris stages sailing events in Marsaille.

Squires has already been working on its replacement, a foiling board that flies above the water and should be a spectacular addition to the programme.

"Everyone says have a holiday but a holiday for is windsurfing," he added. 

"I'm looking forward to getting home and getting out with my mates and working on the new board."

Team-mate Emma Wilson won bronze in the women's windsurfing and Great Britain look set to challenge their best-ever return from an Olympic regatta - six medals in Beijing 13 years ago – in the days ahead.

"I'm really pleased for Emma, she works so hard and totally deserves that bronze, hopefully there are more medals to come," added Squires.

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