Caravan Times

SignUp
SignIn
  • Home
  • Caravans
  • News
  • Community
  • Features
  • Videos
  • Forum
  • Insurance
  • Sites
  • Loading
Video
Popular Today:

VIDEO: Bailey Caravans goes windsurfing at Weymouth Speed Week

VIDEO: Bailey Caravans goes windsurfing at Weymouth Speed Week

Neil Greentree riding the waves at Weymouth Speed Week
Neil Greentree riding the waves at Weymouth Speed Week

Friday, 23, Nov 2012 03:43

by Chris Jefferies

With the strong winds of a British seaside resort, Weymouth is a great location for windsurfing, as we found out while visiting the town during the annual Speed Week.

The event, now in its 40th year, sees competitors using anything that can to go faster than the speed of wind to complete a track on the choppy water and well over a 100 competitors take part.

We caught up with Neil Greentree whose Bailey Pegasus Ancona we saw in a previous video.

He gives an explanation of the event, before donning his wetsuit and taking his windsurfer out on the freezing water.

A very cold Neil then catches up with us as we retire to the comfort of his Bailey Pegasus to warm up.

He discusses the benefits of a caravan praising the Bailey Pegasus' Alu-Tech construction, which keeps the heat out in summer and the warmth in during winter - something that proved valuable after his morning of falling into the water.

There is also an insight into how they measure speed at the event with Nick Povey, chairman of speed week, showing the complex technology that allows them to measure the speed of the competitors.

Related stories

Turbo-charged 'terror tractor' becomes internet smash

The 'terror tractor' destroying a field

A video of a super-powered tractor from Sweden has become an internet hit, racking up 8million views on YouTube in just two weeks

Tornado turns New Zealand family's caravan upside-down

Another upside-down caravan, showing that these incidents are not as rare as you might think

A New Zealand-based camping enthusiast and his family were lucky to escape after a mini tornado ripped through their estate, toppling over their prized tourer in the process

Cumbrian mum climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for caravan

The huge Mount Kilimanjaro that Vicky Pyne has pledged to climb

A Cumbrian mum who set herself the target of raising £10,000, to go towards the purchase of a caravan that would take seriously ill children and their families on holiday, has surpassed her goal

World's fastest caravan towed across American desert at 140mph

The world's fastest caravan speeds through the desert

A group of American pioneers have sealed their place in the record books with an amazing ride that saw them tow a caravan at speeds of more than 140 miles per hour

Pro-Tec caravan covers to feature on BBC Two's Dragons' Den

The Pro-Tec team pitch their idea to the business-savvy Dragons

The Bradford-based business has spoken to CaravanTimes about their experience in the notorious Dragons' Den

One in ten lottery winners treat themselves to a new caravan

Lottery winners are likely to splash out on a luxury tourer

Caravans are high on the shopping lists of National Lottery winners, according to a new study, with around ten per cent of winners splashing out on a new tourer

Loading the player ...

Neil Greentree riding the waves at Weymouth Speed Week

Testing proves new Bailey Unicorn is certainly HOT stuff!

It's getting hot in here: the new Bailey Unicorn was recently put through its paces

Join CaravanTimes as the new Bailey Unicorn is put through its paces and tested to see how it performs under blistering heat of 60 degrees Celsius!

Bailey Towing Simulator shows how to load your caravan correctly

Bailey's scale 1:10 model shows just how important correct caravan loading is

Bailey of Bristol are using innovative research techniques to discover optimum caravan loading techniques

VIDEO: How Specialised Covers protected a Bailey Unicorn in Australian test

Specialised Covers' Tow Pro Elite was designed to stand up to the Australian Outback

Bailey of Bristol is renowned for its gruelling towing tests, and in their latest challenge the company teamed up with Specialised Covers to take on the Australian Outback

VIDEO: Why Bailey of Bristol fits WSL wheel bolts to Alu-Tech caravans

We've been finding out why caravan wheel bolt torque is so crucial

One of the major technical developments in Bailey caravans over the past 18 months has been the gradual introduction of WSL Caravan Wheel Safety Bolts. In this video, we ask their Managing Director why this tiny part is so important

Testing proves new Bailey Unicorn is certainly HOT stuff!

It's getting hot in here: the new Bailey Unicorn was recently put through its paces

Join CaravanTimes as the new Bailey Unicorn is put through its paces and tested to see how it performs under blistering heat of 60 degrees Celsius!

Sergei the meerkat shares his top 5 caravanning tips

Sergei's advice isn't just for meerkats

Seasoned caravanned and meerkat Sergei delves into his own caravanning experience to bring you top tips for your caravan journey

COMPETITION: Win a meerkat!

Win a meerkat and a box set in our latest competition!

Win your very own Sergei the meerkat in our latest CaravanTimes giveaway in association with Sergei's Caravan Club

VIDEO: The Wanderer Returns... to the Broadway Caravan Club

The Caravan Club talks about The Wanderer, the world's first made-for-leisure caravan