Steve Cockerill, of Rooster Sailing shares his on the water guide for the RS Games.
Although the Olympic Centre at Weymouth can be a great venue to sail in Weymouth Bay, most of the Championships I have raced there, have been mostly been sailed inside the Harbour. This was true of the Laser Nationals, RS300 Nationals, LDC 2000 Nationals and numerous qualification events over the years.
The harbour is rather large and can often have more wind than the bay, but there are some quirks that you might want to take note of:
Wind from the:
- North – If the wind is light, the wind can bend around the Nothe point giving a right-hander at the NW section of the bay. Likely to oscillate from the land so track the wind. It will be gusty.
- East – Clean wind may move right on a sunny day (rare to get a SE sea breeze) but possible enhancement if easterlygradient might get waves/swell near entrances.
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