We have made some significant decisions, and investment, to ensure the success of Weymouth Speed Week for many years to come.
Mike George used his expertise to create the very efficient results generation software that helped make the 2022 event such a success. In 2022 we also trialled the Motion Mini GPS, a new state of the art 10Hz unit that uses a μblox chipset to give superb accuracy. This unit has been created specifically by Julien Leclercq for events like ours and it has been a pleasure to work with Julien to optimise some of the features that help us run our event. It is very rugged, totally sealed and waterproof and has only one light and one button. It charges remotely by being placed on a charging pad and downloads the day's data via WiFi - we love them!
We have 100 units on order for this year's event, we have also bought a pair of decent laptops and WiFi routers to enable us to run everything, and have a backup.
To help make this work we moved the web site to a new web host and created this new web site to ensure we are using current systems with long term support. We have introduced a new entry form that easily captures all of the information needed to enable us to run the event and generate results for competitors in the many classes and craft types that feature.
So for 2023, and future events, everyone will use a Weymouth Speed Week provided GPS that will be pre-allocated and ready for you on your arrival. If you wish to compete with more than one craft type, for example sailboard and wingboard, then two GPS units will be needed and they will be labelled for each craft type.
If any competitors wish to log in to this site and try the new entry system (as a test) we would be grateful as it will provide some extremely useful testing, and if you do experience any difficulties, or have suggestions for improvement please let me have them!
Nick and the WSW team.
Well what a fantastic week!
It had a bit of everything with drama until the last moments. Would the harbour records be broken? We had fun at the 70s opening party, nostalgia with a return of Icarus and Sailrocket and innovation with the inclusion of the wing foil fleet and new GPS devices - how would they work?
Young Scotty Stallman broke the (windsurfing) harbour record set 10 years ago by Anders Bringdal in the last half an hour of competition on the last day, with a fantastic 38.64 knot run.
Bruno Andre on his wing foil was desperate to break 30 knots and set a new unofficial world record on a wing foil and he managed it with nine minutes to go on the final day!
The only slight disappointment was James Longmuir who missed out on beating his own record by .03 of a knot but he is still fastest of the week with 41.19 knots and will return next year to try again.
Prize giving took a while with so many prizes from our sponsors to give out. The coveted tankards for Technical Achievement went to Michael George for the work he did to modernize the GPS system and the Portland Pot for the "Spirit of Weymouth Speed Week" went to our amazing Race Officer Karen Battye.
The 50th anniversary of this historic event couldn’t really have gone any better, record number of participants, fantastic winds and a great atmosphere.
Watch the 2022 Event Video
Visit our facebook https://www.facebook.com/WeymouthSpeedWeek page to see many photos and reports
The 2023 event starts on the 7th of October.
The email address for correspondence about taking part in the event is