PAUL Goodison insists events between now and the Olympic Games are academic as long as he makes sure the Weymouth waters become his best friend over the next few months.
Goodison – the reigning Olympic Laser champion – warmed up for the London Games with World Cup silver in Palma earlier this month.
To many, such a result would be followed by the inevitable chat about momentum with a home Games just over three months away.
However Rotherham star Goodison is adamant form is not top of the agenda at present, rather it is ensuring he knows every nook and cranny of the waters on the south coast ahead of the summer showdown.
“The plan now is to head back to Weymouth to work with Nick Thompson and we’ll be working quite closely with the technical team and the videos to see where I can improve a little to make the little changes,” said Skandia Team GB member Goodison.
“Before the Games there are a few different events to focus on with the Laser World Championships happening in Germany.
“But for me it’s more important to get the training in Weymouth under my belt so that I know the course as well as possible by the time the Games come around so I’m not expecting to be at my best over there, but we’ve got Sail for Gold coming up after that in Weymouth which will be a huge event to prepare for the Olympics. The most important thing now is feeling comfortable in Weymouth and getting as much time there as possible. The result in Palma wasn’t perfect, but there are enough positives to feel confident going forward.”
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