Two Prestigious endorsement's for Weymouth Speed Week

26 February 2007

Weymouth Speed Week 2007 is to be the host of the British Speedsailing Championships.

Weymouth Speed Week.

The world's longest-running speed event has been endorsed by the UK Windsurfing Association to hold the British Championships from 2007 onwards. It is a big step forward for the event, which has also gained recognition this week also from the International Speedsailing Association and will be on the calendar for the World Series.

Competitors will benefit from great prizes and by being able to gain ISA points in the world ranking. Weymouth Speed Week organiser Pete Davis said: "Weymouth Speed Week is historic in windsurfing terms because it is the longest-running speed event in the world."It was the first place 30 knots was broken by Fred Haywood back in the late 70's" Now it's the British Championships. He added that the name would 'absolutely not' change despite the

Event's growing prestige. But would benefit from a greater profile on the World stage.

Now in its 35th year, WSW 2007 is taking place at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from October 1 to 7th, the closest time to the Autumn Equinox and the best chance of wind.

Pete added:

Last year we were blessed with fantastic wind and sun and it was the best Weymouth Speed Week ever.

We broke four harbour records. Including the Overall harbour record by Nigel Bowley a Kitesurfer (so there will be some scores to settle there) and another long standing one was the ladies' harbour record, by Pete's wife Zara, which had stood for 21 years.

Entries for this year's event will start from March 1st at - it is limited to approximately 120 sailors and operates on a first. come, first-served basis.