Weymouth Speed Week is an annual sailing event held in Weymouth, Dorset, England. It is one of the largest and most prestigious speed sailing events, attracting sailors from all over the world. The event is held over a period of 7 days, starting in early October.
Weymouth Speed Week was first held in 1972 and has been running continuously ever since. The event is open to a variety of sailing classes, including windsurfing, kitesurfing, and catamarans. The current speed record for sailing around Weymouth Bay is held by Paul Larsen, who set a speed of 50.9 knots in 2012.
The Weymouth Speed Week is a major economic boost for the local area. It attracts thousands of visitors to Weymouth, and it also generates a significant amount of revenue for local businesses. The 2023 Weymouth Speed Week will be held from 7 to 13 October. The event is already open for entries, and more information can be found on the WPNSA website.