Weymouth 2006 Harbour Dash
31 August 2006
15 entrants enjoyed sunshine and F4/5 (12-16knots) Cross shore westerly winds to sail the open sea course from Overcombe Corner, upwind into Portland Harbour and out again for a 3 mile blistering close reach to the finish on the beach.
Almost all competitors set personal best times and the winner NICK DEVERELL (GBR374) took just over 2 minutes longer at 20m 50s than the record set by ADE BUGLER over 10 years ago, set in 1994 of 18mins 35sec!
If the wind had been consistant at the start, the old record would have been broken easily.
Steven Howlett deserves a mention: Steve sailed the course on a Starboard Go to finish in just over 30minutes!
- Norman Petty