Thanks a lot to Oisin van Gelderen for the heads up on this one, this is speedsailing in 1981 in all its glory. The best riders of the day took to Weymouth to prove their worth - no easy feat on this gear!

Trying to sail flat-out down the Weymouth strip with little/no harness lines and a board bouncing around all over the place looks absolutely terrifying - watching this has made us appreciate the developments in speed equipment even more!