Zach Railey offered no apologies and no excuses for his performance in the 2012 Olympics. "It was just a bad week," he said, shortly after closing out his participation in the regatta. With a 12th and a 19th, Railey finished in 12th overall in the Finn and won't be participating in Sunday's medal race. While he never seemed to have particularly great speed, certainly not the top-end pace displayed by Jonas Högh-Christensen and Ben Ainslie, Railey maintained that the primary issue was some bad decisions early in the regatta. Decisions he wouldn't necessarily make differently if he saw the same situation shaping up, but decisions that just didn't play out for him. After four double-digit races, he started taking more chances and that only let to more tough-to-swallow scores. He finished 10th or better in just four of 10 races. In his closing comments, Railey was somewhat cryptic about his future, speaking vaguely about his next adventure. I wouldn't be surprised to see him take some time off from Olympic class sailing—there's a certain America's Cup team that will be in need of some strong, athletic sailors, preferably with an American passport—I also wouldn't be surprised if in a few years time he picks the Finn back up and makes a charge for Rio.