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2018 Competition Classes

Youth Fleet

Definition: sailboard, first weekend only, less than 18 years on the 31st October.

Sailboard Fleet

Craft definition: has a sail, or sails, with a pivot at the base such that the rider supports the sail.

Due to the large number of competitors in the Sailboard Fleet, the class is sub-divided as follows:

  • Status: Amateur
    • not a Youth;
    • has no sponsorship and receives no financial support from others e.g. their employer or local shop;
    • and hasn’t won an Amateur prize at Weymouth Speed Week before;
    • and does not race regularly.
  • Status: Gold Fleet
    • has won an Amateur prize at a previous Weymouth Speed Week competition;
    • or receives some assistance from a sponsor, such as discounted equipment or financial support, to attend events;
    • or they race regularly.
  • Status: Pro Fleet
    • someone who derives financial benefit from taking part in the sport, e.g. is a paid instructor, paid by sponsors or promotes their own products;
    • or has won the top prize in the Gold Fleet.

In addition:

  • Women's Fleet
    • excluding Pro-Fleet
  • First time, Amateur Sailboarder
    •  first time in a Weymouth Speed Week competition and meets the Amateur Status above

Kite Fleet

Craft definition: a board propelled by kite(s) attached to the rider who then stands on the board; typically sinks when stationary

Boat Fleet

Craft definition: anything that sails which isn’t a Kite board or Sailboard; it may have sails, kites or rotors to propel it and only uses non-stored wind energy as the power source.  


The following are the catergories in which we intend to award prizes thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

  • Youth Fleet Sailboard (first weekend only) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes
  • First Time Sailboard Fleet (first time competing at Weymouth Speed Week and meets Amateur criteria) – 1st Prize
  • Amateur Sailboard Fleet (Not Gold, or Pro) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes
  • Gold Fleet Sailboard - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes
  • Pro Fleet (Sailboard, derives financial benefit from the sport or a previous Gold Fleet Sailboard prize winner) – 1st Prize
  • Women's Fleet (Sailboard, not Professional) – 1st Prize
  • Kite Board Fleet – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes
  • Boat Fleet – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes
  • Overall Fastest Man – Trophy
  • Overall Fastest Lady – Trophy
  • Overall Fastest Kite - Trophy
  • Overall Fastest Boat - Trophy
  • Overall Fastest Sailboard - Trophy

Weymouth Speed Week and the Amateur Yacht Research Society award "fastest of the day" tankards and framed "fastest of the week certificates" to the three craft categories. All competitors are eligible for these.


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REGISTRATION for the 2019 event will open on August 18th 2019

For those wishing to plan ahead, we intend to hold Weymouth Speed Week starting on these dates and continuing for 7 days (Saturday to Friday).

2019 Sat 5th October

2020 Sat 3rd October

2021 Sat 9th October

The venue is the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Osprey Quay, Portland DT5 1SA

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