TOM Squires refused to look too far ahead following another productive day in the RS:X class at the Olympics.

The Kingston Bagpuize windsurfer climbed to fifth in the leaderboard after a race win was sandwiched by two solid top ten results in Japan.

Squires was fourth in the opening race of the day, before his first victory at the Games was followed by an eighth-place finish.

It puts him in a strong position ahead of the final three races tomorrow, before the medals are decided on Saturday.

The 27-year-old said: “I go into the next few days with exactly the same mindset.

"My coach stresses me out with a ‘let’s go get three firsts’ but it doesn’t really resonate with me.

"I’m more of a ‘don’t make an idiot of myself’ and I didn't today so I feel good.

"That’s how I need to continue this regatta, every time I start thinking about the outcome I know it’s going to mess with me so I don’t.”

He added: “You get a bit nervous leaving the boat, approaching the start, the five-minute gun goes and then people come past you whooping and it settles the nerves actually because everyone is just having a good time.

"Even people that struggle in that breeze know its proper windsurfing and love it."