The first ever Weymouth Windsurfing and Kitesurfing festival, held over the

weekend of 7-8 April, turned out to be a great success. The opportunity to see

the latest goodies on display in a large hangar (ex Portland Naval Base), and

then try them out on the water meant a steady stream of visitors throughout

the weekend, with the added attraction of some Formula Windsurfing racing going

on and a very impressive kitesurfing contest too. The chilly NW winds were a

little less than ideal, but on the whole the event was considered a great success,

and will almost certainly become part of the annual calendar.