Sailing in Portland

Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay are the perfect locations for the sailing enthusiast - whether you're a beginner or an accomplished sailor. There are many local companies offering courses, boats for hire and equipment. If you have your own boat there are excellent launch facilities including a free slipway jusy 150 yards away from the Royal Breakwater Hotel.

Portland now offers world class facilities to the sailor. Portland is the venue for all the Olympic 2012 sailing and windsurfing events as well as many races leading up to the main even such as "sail for gold". Many class associations run their championships from Portland and there are often training days being run in the harbour.

But it is not just dinghies that can take advantage of the area. Larger boats can now be berthed at the newly constructed Portland Marina and the sailing both up and down from here is truly tremendous with some incredible views as you sail past spots such as Durdle Door or Lulworth Cove.

Where to go

For dinghy sailing, whether you are a complete begineer or an Olypic hopeful contact the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

If your desires are with larger boats then please contact Weymouth Marina.