NAPLES, Fla - An Olympic dream comes to an end for a Naples sailor. Monday, Trevor Moore fell short of his dream of winning a medal.
Moore talked to WINK News over the phone from Weymouth, England about his Olympic experience. "I think the experience, being at the games thus far, has been a dream come true. Everything from the opening ceremonies to being able to step foot into the Olympic games venue," says Moore.
Moore started sailing in the Naples Bay when he was seven years old. Making it to the Olympics has been a dream come true and while he was hoping to walk away with a medal around his neck, he's leaving Great Britain with his head held high.
The 27-year-old and his teammate Erik Stork, racing in the 49er class, were in the hunt to finish in the top ten heading into the last four races, but instead finished 15th overall, failing to make it to Wednesday's medal race.
"We've had a few good days and our fair share of bad races," says Moore. "We'll just need to re-look at where we stand. Make sure, going forward, we change a few of our game plans and look toward new goals."
Representing the United States and competing among the best athletes in the world is something Moore has worked for since he was a young boy, sailing at the Naples Community Sailing Center.
"We've had an enormous amount of support worldwide and we're just thrilled to be here. To be amongst the top 20 guys in the world is a dream come true in itself," says Moore.
And while he won't walk away an Olympic medal winner, Moore says he has no regrets. "At the end of the day, I know that both Erik and I will be extremely satisfied with the experience and knowing we left everything on the table."
Moore says he plans to spend the next few days in the Olympic Village and hopes to get tickets to the women's soccer final Thursday. He'll be back in Naples in early September.
Photos in this story are courtesy of Daniel Forster Photography. To see me more pictures of Moore competing in the Olympics head to www.go4image.com