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Weymouth Speed Week 2013

Weymouth Speed Week 2013

Period: Oct 12 - Oct 18, 2013
Location: Portland Harbour, United Kingdom

The Weymouth Speed Week began in 1972 under the direction of the Royal Yachting Association. At that time it was a first class event in which boats could demonstrate their prowess, reach world-record breaking speeds and further the advancement of sailing technology. This event grew rapidly in popularity and soon the competition expanded from boats only to windsurfing and kiteboarding.

Today it is one of the most prestigious events of this kind, an event in which there are NO restrictions as to who may enter and all types of sailing craft are welcome. The sole rule that apply is that the crafts must be wind powered. This event provides a number of categories of competition and encourages first-time entrants to compete as well as those with greater experience. The 500 meter course has become a standard in speed sailing records. This course length challenges the speed sailor to pit his/her wits against the elements.

Classes and prizes are as follow:

- Youth Fleet Sailboard (first weekend only) - 1st 2nd 3rd Prizes - First Time Sailboard Fleet (first time competing at Weymouth Speed Week and meets Amateur criteria) – 1st Prize - Amateur Sailboard Fleet (not First Time, Gold, or Pro) - 1st 2nd 3rd Prizes - Gold Fleet Sailboard - 1st 2nd 3rd Prizes - Pro Fleet (Sailboard, derives financial benefit from the sport or a previous Gold Fleet Sailboard prize winner) – 1st Prize - Women's Fleet (Sailboard, not Professional) – 1st Prize - First Time Kite Board Fleet (first time competing at Weymouth Speed Week, not Professional) – 1st Prize - Kite Board Fleet – 1st Prize - First Time Boat Fleet (first time competing at Weymouth Speed Week in a boat, e.g. could have previously competed as Kite or Sailboard) – 1st Prize - Boat Fleet (not First Time Boat) – 1st Prize - Overall Fastest Man – Trophy - Overall Fastest Lady – Trophy - Overall Fastest Kite - Trophy - Overall Fastest Boat - Trophy - Overall Fastest Sailboard - Trophy - The most efficient Kite Board, Sailboard and Boat based on speed to wind speed ratio – Trophies

This amazing event takes place between the 12th and 18th of October in Portland Harbour, UK. To enter in this unique and action packed event and find out more details, please visit the official Weymouth Speed Week website.