The Olympics are of course coming to Dorset; Weymouth and Portland Harbour will be hosting the sailing events. The not-great photo above was taken from miles away atop Swyre Head. We watched about 40 of these speeding vessels come through the St Alban’s Head tide race in successive waves, and assumed it was some kind of powerboat race. However, we later learned that they were all police RIBs, brought in to bolster security for the Games. The £2 million contract to supply the RIBs went to a Solent company.