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Dakine Weymouth Speed Week 2008, 4th – 10th October


Monday


Today we took advantage of the low winds in the morning and tested the three competing timing technologies back to back; video, manual and the Race-Trax GPS transponder. All performed very well, but the GPS system really impressed!


Winds picked up a little later in the day and 200 plus runs were recorded – Anders Bringdal dominated!


Several of the boats ventured on to the course and Dave White completed a Weymouth first by sailing a sailboard, a kite board and a boat – a Tornado – in the same competition.


Monday resultshere.


Sunday


Junior results, some fantastic times recorded, the fastest Junior was a kite boarder; Martin Hayes who achieved a speed of 32.43 kt, just beating Liam Round on a sailboard in to second place. Liam achieved 32.27 kt. The third place at a speed of 30.35 kt. went to Harry Allerston, also sailing a kite board.


Of special note was the award made to Henry Bloodworth, he sailed in each session on Saturday bit never managed to complete a run down the course – which considering the wind strength and the fact that he is a diminutive 10 year old was not surprising, undaunted he competed on Sunday and recorded 4 runs, his best being at a speed of nearly 17 kt. He was given an award for his plucky performance.



Henry Bloodworth receiving his prize from Anders Bringdal, Liam Round is in the background.


Sunday resultshere.


Saturday


A record day. A new harbour record has been set by Anders Bringdal with a speed of 38.48 knots and the majority of competitors on the course today exceeded 30 knots. Wind speeds reached 30 – 35 knots plus gusts.


The Race-Trax GPS timing system was trialled in the extreme conditions and appeared to perform excellently – more details later when time permits.


The results are available Saturday results heresome additional runs will become available and a full listing of names added. Unfortunately a number of sail numbers were not legible.



Anders Bringdal on course, note the GPS transponder which is carried in a ‘camel’ back pack.

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