Weymouth Speed Week – 7

This is it!  The last 16 shots from Weymouth Speed Week.

I hope that some of you have had time to follow the links that I put into my last post on the Speed Week.  If not, then it may be worth it, because these links show how Speed Sailing has evolved since 1972.  In those days, Speed Sailing was dominated by large multi-hull boats, but today Kite Surfers and Sailboards have taken over.  Crossbow I had an overall length of 60 ft, and did not rely on ‘planing’ as today’s contenders do, instead working on the principle that a higher length to breadth ratio would do the business.  This worked, with the Sailing Speed Record being set at 26.3 knots in 1972.

Here are the last few photos from this series.

Thanks for sticking with this series, particularly if you’re not really interested in sailing or ‘boarding’.  I might revisit the subject one day but there will be something different for the next post.

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2 thoughts on “Weymouth Speed Week – 7

  1. Clicking on these is a must in order to see the shots as I’m certain you intended. Where were these taken? This is one of the few things that I’ve never done, but now I’m wanting to give it a try!

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