Great photos of gale force conditions for the Olympic hopefuls in Weymouth


Weymouth is where you normally go to get shelter or wait for the tide. If you’re heading east the sense of relief once you duck round Portland Bay and leave the long and often bumpy slog across Lyme Bay behind is enormous.

You can get plenty of wind here whistling over the isthmus but it’s not usually that lumpy. But have a look at these photos from the salt-rimed photographers at OnEdition, who have been shadowing the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta there. This is really tough racing.

The photos show (from the top): British 470 sailors Nick Rogers and Joe Glandfield; Hannah Mills and Katrina Hughes, also in a 470; British Finn sailor Mark Andrews catching a wave; and Irish sailor Tim Goodbody’s Finn enveloped in spray.