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Weymouth Speed Week is the oldest and longest-running speed sailing event in the world. Held annually since 1972, it has challenged sailors of a wide variety of wind-powered craft to sail as fast as they can over a distance of 500m with their speed being recorded as the average speed over that distance.

The 2013 Weymouth Speed Week ran from Saturday 12th through to Friday 18th October 2013 in Portland Harbour and was hosted by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The next Weymouth Speed Week will be in 2014 commencing Saturday 18th October. Start building your sailing craft now, come down to Portland Harbour in May for the test week and sail fast next October. May the winds be with you.

Read more: Welcome to Weymouth Speed Week

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Future Dates

For those wishing to plan ahead, we intend to hold Weymouth Speed Week on these future dates to coincide with the most favourable tides:

2014: Sat 18th October for 7 days

2015: Sat 3rd October for 7 days

Weymouth Speed Week 2014 starts in:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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