CORE & BRUNOTTI RDP to Sponsor Weymouth Speed Week with additional prizes

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GRF
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Weymouth Speed Week takes place in early October over the first couple of weekends, the harbour record now stands at 38knots wrested back from us kiters by Anders Bringdal and it's time somebody took it back.

To further encourage participation we're offering a prize for the fastest production kiteboard by an Amateur (not sponsored or supported by the Industry in any way) and a Pro rider.

There will also be the LostCause category for individually produced custom boards in memory of Colin McCulloch

If you've never participated, I can tell you it is the most fun and laid back contest I've ever taken part in, yet the biggest thrill terror ride as you slingshot (pardon the sick crap brand pun) into the course and try and hold things together for 500mtrs with memories of all the disasters that have gone before you flashing through your brain.

Kiting is not new to Speed Week, even as far back as 1979 Jacobs ladder, a stack of foil kites were used to propel Icarus a foiling cat and there are usually many strange and eccentric craft on hand at this most English of sailing competitions. We have had the course record, back in 2006, Naish rider Nigel Bowley took it, but the windsurfers fought back in 2008 with Anders Bringdals efforts.

So what about it, it's never about the prizes, it's the craic, and it doesn't get much better than Weymouth and the poleboarders really need it sticking to them one more time. ;-)
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Are any of the usual suspects having a go this year, james, Davo etc?

I might have a few kiteboarder hoodies spare and wouldn't mid chucking a few at this

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....and nice to see colin being remembered in this way

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james
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Can't make it this year sadly, away with work and gutted, finally got some faster kites that would have been great for a square gusty course, was even tempted to get off the foilboatd if it really blew through.


Good luck to those that do go this year
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Unfortunately im heading back out to Rob Douglas event again the week after and think i will be working right up till then but if the forecast is epic I would have to pull a sickie and try and get down there.
As James said Weymouth is a very laid back event if not the most kite friendly and incredibly good fun to compete in.
Would be interesting to race james and his foil on my slalom board in 20 knots of wind, I recon the course record wouldn't be that far off with a good direction.
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Think the slalom board would be faster, but hydrofoil and a small foil kite is certainly fast enough to cause problems

I was more interested in bettering last years foil speeds than chasing the overall if I was able to go
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