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The Weymouth and Portland national Sailing Academy

Official Brochure 2011

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Contents Welcome Introduction Membership Facilities Available Boat Launching and Storage Sailing Events and Training Sailing School Learning to Windsurf Events and Training Centre Disabled Sailing Infrastructure for Major Events Other Sporting Events

29/31 Osprey Quay Therapies

Soft Tissue Therapist, Reflexology and Physiotherapy

33 Race Management 35/37 Functions and Seminars 39 Corporate Entertaining 41 Legacy at WPNSA – The Chesil Trust Programme 43 Green Credentials 45 Testimonials 46-48 WPNSA Sponsors 49 How To Find Us 50 Contact Us Publishers of Prestigious Club Brochures

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Welcome Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour are widely recognised as the finest sailing waters in the UK. This together with the development of the new purpose built, on-shore facilities have resulted in the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy being selected as the venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. WPNSA primarily offers its superb venue for events and training, but also operates a successful sailing school, windsurfing school and a large members community catering for all abilities from complete beginners to Olympic medalists. Facilities on-shore include a licensed function room, conference/meeting rooms, various slipways, a 16 tonne boat hoist, extensive dinghy parks, 3 permanent cranes and storage for all types of boats. Whether you wish to run a major championship event, try sailing for the first time or simply enjoy sailing for the fantastic and fun sport that it is, we think you will find our services unbeatable.


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Introduction The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), will be the venue for the sailing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and was developed to take advantage of what are recognised as some of the best sailing waters on the planet. The venue provided training facilities for the 2008 Games medal winning heroes, helping an overall medal haul of 4 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze. WPNSA was the first 2012 venue to be completed, over 3 years ahead of the games and on budget. The Academy, a not for profit company, was initially developed through a strong partnership with the South West Regional Development Agency, Sport England Lottery Fund and the local authorities. Further marine works, funded by the Olympic Delivery Authority, enhanced the venue which now fulfils International Olympic Committee requirements. Development of the Academy has provided first class facilities including; 220 metres of slipway accessible at all states of wind and tide as well as 600 dinghy spaces and 125 protected marina berths for ribs and yachts. The combination of clean winds, sheltered waters and small tidal range in the area is unique. The World Class facilities set in the centre of the Jurassic Coast, the only Natural World Heritage Site on the UK mainland, provides an unrivalled venue for training and sailing competitions. WPNSA is also committed to promoting the sustainable legacy of the games through social and environmental programmes. 7


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Membership The Sailing Academy welcomes new members. Membership is open to recreational sailors who wish to use the extensive facilities on a regular basis. Members are able to store equipment on site permanently or if you wish you can just simply launch your boat/board. Temporary membership is also available to all who wish to use WPNSA’s facilities on a short term basis. The fee covers launching, parking and use of the changing and social facilities, with overnight storage available if required. Temporary membership can be purchased for up to a maximum of 2 weeks per annum. Please note all members must also pay harbour dues, this is a small fee that Portland Harbour authority charge to all those using the area in order to maintain the harbour. We do not have any overnight accommodation on site, but can advise you of some of the accommodation options available in the area. We do have some limited space for campervans and caravans. Membership subscription year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Please contact us at the WPNSA office on 0044 (0)1305 866000, or email for an application form. For the 2011 season we expect to be running regular racing events for our membership and to be running ‘club evenings’ to provide a social dimension to those events. 9

AtlantA 35’ Sulfolk Available for Passenger transfer, Safety boat, surveys, diving, filming, cargo/supplies transfer, fishing and sightseeing along the Jurassic Coast. Skipper Dave Pitman has 40 years experience of working in the waters off Weymouth & Portland. Atlanta is fully licensed, insured and has all safety equipment.

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Sue Pitman welcomes you to Florian Guest House, rated as 4* by Visit England. Situated just 10-15 minutes walk from Weymouth town centre and the beach. There are six bedrooms, five with en-suites and one with private shower room. All have been recently refurbished. Free off road parking and free Wifi. Full English, Continental,Vegetarian or Special Breakfasts included. Early breakfasts available on request.

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Facilities Available The venue has been extensively developed over the 10 years that WPNSA has been in operation. Inside Facilities Include: • Meeting Rooms of various sizes - 6 Lecture/meeting rooms (each up to 30 people) - 2 large briefing/Lecture rooms (up to 80 people) • Fully licensed lounge bar/Conference room (up to 150 people) • Balcony & uninterrupted views across Portland Harbour • Large Cafeteria open every day serving hot & cold snacks/ meals/ drinks (up to around 200 people) • Disabled facilities including lifts at both ends of building and an outside ramp into the dinghy park. • First Aid/ Medical suite • Changing rooms/showers. All changing facilities have full disabled access. • Event hall with large bar, stage, surrounding balcony and catering facilities



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Facilities Available Outside Facilities Include: • 2 dinghy slipways (220m width in total) accessible at all states of the tide • 125 pontoon spaces for event mooring • 1 deep water vehicle launching slipway • Rigging area for windsurfers • Disabled access points on pontoons via personal hoists • 3 fixed cranes for boats up to 4 tonnes • Fully submersible boat hoist for boats up to 16 tonnes / 4.5m beam • Storage for members for dinghies, keelboats and powerboats. • Long term storage and winterisation for yachts & powerboats • Parking areas for approx 300 vehicles • Overnight parking for campervans/caravans (with hook up points to electricity) available for those using the WPNSA facilities during events • All facilities are fully accessible to wheelchair users and those with other types of disabilities • Electronic controlled access gates • Space for corporate entertaining, media centre, marquees etc. 13

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Boat Launching and Storage WPNSA prides itself in offering a fully submersible boat hoist facility available to both members and non-members. The ‘Wise Slipway Hoist’ is completely adjustable and able to carry boats of up to 16 tonnes in weight and 4.5m in beam. We have ample space available on site, offering very competitive rates, whether you require a midseason wash off, 1 hour yacht survey or short to long term winter storage. Excellent on-shore facilities are available including pressure washing and electricity. To book lift out or storage please contact us to confirm availability on: T 01305 866000 or via email: For a quotation based on boat length, simply use our on line hoist/storage calculator:


Cove Marine Ltd are pleased to announce that South African performance brand Pacer Yachts, are now available in the UK at our Portland Marina offices. In addition to the Pacer 27 and Pacer 376 models already creating a stir here, the new 310, 400 & 430 will be out shortly (details available). “Newly appointed Dorset agents for Jeanneau Sailing Boats�

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Sailing Events and Training 2010 was another active and successful year for sailing events at WPNSA. International events included; the Dart World Championships attracting entrants from as far as South Africa, Skandia Sail for Gold and the Wayfarer International Cup. The RYA UK Match Racing Championships were held at WPNSA, as were the Optimist Nationals, an event that saw the fleet attempt a world record for the number of boats tacking on a whistle. The Farr 45’s also visited this year and had a successful event along with the National 12’s Burton week. 2011 is proving another exciting year for WPNSA attracting a variety of competitors with youth events such as the Topper Nationals and the Southern area championships followed by yachting events with the Farr 45’s and Sigma 38’s. June and July see the World Championships for the International Federation of Disabled Sailing and the return of Sail for Gold Olympic Ranking Event. August 2011 will see WPNSA play host to the official 2012 Games Test Event. The Sailing Academy is a very popular base for training and coaching at all levels. Fully equipped lecture rooms, safety ribs and marks are available for hire, supported by excellent catering facilities. The British Olympic Sailing Team regularly train at WPNSA, and many have become members intending to make it the base for the majority of their sailing programme. For event bookings and training please contact or T +44 (0) 1305 866000 17

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Sailing School The sailing school at WPNSA is operated by SailLaser, where they ensure our fantastic facilities can be accessed and used by all. They work closely with charities, schools, and governing bodies to drive participation within the sport. SailLaser offers a comprehensive range of RYA approved courses with options for all ages and abilities. Courses are taught by a highly qualified team of instructors and coaches and conducted in brand new kit from the brand leaders Laserperformance. All boats are up to date and renewed on an annual basis Powerboat training, instructor training, corporate days and dinghy hire are also available through SailLaser. As well as introducing people to the sport of sailing SailLaser is committed to supporting regular participation, particularly for the local community that surrounds the Academy. Many schools visit both in and out of curriculum time to gain certification and compete in regattas. They have weekly clubs for both children and adults allowing people to enjoy the water at minimal cost. For more information please contact or T +44 (0)845 337 3214


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Events and Training Centre The Sailing academy is fortunate to have a wide range of facilities which give visiting events and training classes an array of room sizes to choose from. From private classrooms that can cater from between 12 to 30 people through to the large events hall which can be used for larger briefings, physical testing or equipment scruteneering. This flexible space has been used previously for other wide ranging events such as BMX displays, charity balls and promotional boxing exhibitions.


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Disabled Sailing The academy has been developed with access for all in mind. Whilst being the training base of choice for the Team GBR paralympic squad the same facilities are open to all disabled sailors. •

The site and building is fully accessible to wheelchair users with a lift at either end of the building

• All changing facilities are fully accessible whilst a special needs changing area caters for those needing additional assistance • All signage around the building is tactile and subtitled in Braille and there is a a portable induction loop for use within the building • Extra wide pontoon fingers were installed to ease wheelchair access and hydraulic hoists are situated on a number of the pontoons


Infrastructure for Major Events Weymouth and Portland is now the natural venue of choice for major marine events. In addition to the quality of the waters for competition, there has been an enormous investment in sailing and transport infrastructure that makes WPNSA the venue of choice for major yacht events. The Academy has 125 pontoon berths available for events and we have the opportunity to spill over into the newly constructed Portland Marina if this is required. In addition to the pontoon facilities there are deep water slipways for launching of RIBs and support boats and three boat hoists available locally ranging from 16 tonnes to 320 tonnes capacity. For the smaller keelboats, the Academy has three cranes between 2.5 tonnes and 4 tonnes capacity, so large fleets of small keelboats can be sailed on a daily dry sailing basis. The Academy provides World Class race management, so whatever the nature or size of your event we are able to provide ready made, tried and tested solutions.


Other Sporting Events With the outstanding facilities we have here at WPNSA we can accommodate any big sporting event. In the past we have been successful in hosting:

• The ‘BustinSkin’ Triathlon

• UK spear fishing event,

• South West Aquathon championships Biathlon

• Endurance Life Marathon

Whether your event needs access to the water for swimmers, vessels or large amounts of outside space to erect marquees the WPNSA has a flexible approach to prospective events. The large car parking areas compliment the extensive event facilities. Our physical location also makes it a great transitional centre for events that can take advantage of the stunning natural resources of Dorset. We have immediate access to the national coastal path and excellent additional outdoor pursuits on our doorstep. For enquiries into using WPNSA as your sporting venue please contact or T +44 (0) 1305 866000 27

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OSPREY QUAY THERAPIES A number of different treatments and therapies are now available at WPNSA. SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST - Samantha provides the very best in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation advice within professional ‘world class’ surroundings. Sam is keen to promote the message that sports massage is not solely for the sporting individual but for anyone suffering muscle or joint pain. Are you a keen sportsperson requiring regular maintenance sessions to aid recovery, reduce your chance of injury, enhance your performance and have the edge over your competitors? …A soft tissue treatment might be just the remedy you’re looking for. ARE YOU HOSTING AN EVENT AT THE WPNSA? Samantha can organise soft tissue treatments at your event. Discounts for pre-arranged group bookings. Quay Therapy is currently open: Monday -Thursday-Saturday. Phone: 01305 788224 Mobile: 07773359556. Please feel free to call Samantha for a no obligation chat and to discuss your treatment needs. REFLEXOLOGY - This gentle, non-invasive therapy involves applying pressure to the reflex points on the hands or feet to help heal the whole person not just the prevailing symptoms. It may help improve blood circulation, balance organs and glands, and ease stress and tension. Reflexology can treat a whole range of conditions including: • pregnancy • infertility • arthritis • sleep disorders • hormonal imbalances • migraine • digestive disorders • stress • general relaxation 29



REFLEXOLOGY Louise is available Tuesdays 9.00am - 1.00pm Prices: Free initial consultation ÂŁ30 per one hour treatment Special Offers: ÂŁ10 off your first treatment Concessions off block bookings (six treatments for the price of five) Preconception and Maternity Reflexology SPECIAL OFFER: Free consultation and Free 30 minute taster session Cash or cheque accepted ON SITE PHYSIOTHERAPY - Osprey Quay Therapies provides physiotherapy for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Whether you are 9 or 99, an elite athlete or have never stepped inside a gym, we will provide the very best rehabilitation to help you through your recovery post injury, accident or illness and help you reach your optimum potential. Katherine is an experienced physiotherapist registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Health Professions Council and Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists. The physiotherapy clinic is open 1:30 to 5:30 Thursday and Saturday. We are happy to arrange home visits outside these times. Katherine is happy to have a no obligation chat about your requirements and treatment options Tel: 07968 810883 Email: HOW TO FIND US ON SITE Quay Therapy is situated on the first floor at the WPNSA providing easy wheelchair access. There is free car parking on site and a spacious treatment room with a hydraulic couch and en suite toilet facilities. 31

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Race Management WPNSA has built up a long established reputation for running major championship events. With many years of ‘hands on’ experience, the WPNSA Race Management Team has evolved to become an extremely efficient and professional operation. The extent of our facilities means that we can cater for regattas of up to 600 boats all year round. The fully licensed clubhouse provides a complete catering service if required from BBQ’s to formal prize giving dinners. WPNSA offers everything from basic event facilities to a complete race management package personalised to suit each individual class association. For further information or a quote please contact email: or T +44 (0) 1305 866000


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Functions and Seminars Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has an array of different rooms available for private hire. From business meetings, seminars and workshops to weddings, parties and corporate functions, our experienced and courteous staff are here to provide a first class service to make it a day to remember. WPSNA can cater for almost any occasion. Our functions and seminars coordinator will tailor your package to your own unique requirements. We regularly host: • Seminars and workshops


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WPNSA boasts a variety of different rooms all with disabled access. Equipment can also be provided – such as flipcharts, projectors and screens and there is free Wifi signal throughout the building. 35

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Functions and Seminars Our rooms: •

Small lecture/meeting room with a capacity of 10-15 people

Medium lecture/meeting room with a capacity of up to 30 people

Large meeting/briefing room with a capacity of up to 70 people

• Event hall with a capacity of up to 350 people seated banquet style and 450 buffet style. It also includes a large bar and catering facilities • ‘Spinnakers’ our main function room with a capacity of up to 150 people seated banquet style and 200 buffet style with its own servery and bar and a large open air balcony boasting magnificent views across Weymouth Bay, Portland Harbour and the Jurassic Coast. Now with a built in projector and screen to make your presentations even more professional and appealing. Our produce is locally sourced, prepared and cooked by our top class catering team. The same attention to detail is given to all our menus, from a finger buffet to a large celebration banquet. For more information or a chat to discuss your function please contact us T +44 (0) 1305 866000, 37

Deep Shine valeting is a well established, family run business, offering the personal service and customer satisfaction that you rarely receive from large businesses. Using the latest in valeting technology combined with old fashion elbow grease, the result is an outstanding finish with a deep lasting shine everytime. We can also take care of bumper damage, scratches and minor dents for that “just like new� finish. We also specilaise in interior cleaning and can remove stains, bad odours and bacteria from fabrics and air-conditioning. At Deep Shine Valeting we service both domestic and commercial vehicles incuding taxis, preparing cars for forecourts and sales. If you want just a wash and vac we do that too! To bring you car back to life call us today on free phone

0800 092 1631 or 07837 557 786

Corporate Entertaining The Academy is the perfect place to host corporate functions or events. Situated overlooking some of the finest sailing waters in the world, with the stunning backdrop of the Jurassic Coast, we can guarantee a memorable experience for your staff and clients. Corporate days run by WPNSA work so well because of the extensive facilities which are available both on water and on land. As well as the world class sailing boats, the Academy is able to offer conference and meeting rooms and a fully licensed restaurant and bar allowing you to combine work with pleasure. Whether you want to try dinghy sailing, experience big boat sailing at its most exciting or simply enjoy a leisurely cruise around the world famous waters we can arrange a bespoke event which best suits your individual needs. For more information contact: or T +44 (0)1305 866000


J & B Painters

Painting Contractors We provide a first class service from start to finish, covering all aspects of painting and decorating. We cover all areas of the decorating trade including wall papering, coving, flattening of existing Artex ceilings, internal and external painting including working at heights if required. We are a well established company providing professional painting and decorating services to commercial and domestic clients alike. We are very flexible with our working hours and will accommodate a 24 hour service where necessary. All operatives are skilled tradesmen with many years of experience behind them. All jobs are project managed to exceptionally high standards. Highly respected with local and regional builders due to our competence, adaptability and professionalism. We undertake contracts from painting a couple of windows to complete hotels, public houses and blocks of flats. We have been entrusted to carry out works at some prestigious venues eg 5* Summer Lodge Hotel in Evershot and The Acorn Inn of Thomas Hardy fame among others. We hold full public liability insurance.

We will thoroughly discuss your needs and are happy to provide free, no obligation quotations. Contact us for more information, please call us on: 12 Coniston Crescent, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5HA

01305 771404 • 07527 243619

Legacy at WPNSA –

The Chesil Trust Programme The Chesil Trust is an independent registered charity which enables children and young people with disabilities, and those experiencing disadvantages or social exclusion to develop practical and leadership skills through the delivery of subsidised sailing training courses, ranging from introductory days through to qualification courses. These courses are delivered through schools and other organisations. Over the last 6 years, The Chesil Trust has helped well over six thousand children and young people to participate in the initial ‘Sail for £5’ introductory course, many of whom went on to further develop their skills in the certificated RYA Level 1 & 2 continuation courses. By providing access to training facilities for sailing and seamanship, The Chesil Trust works with young people including those at risk of involvement in drugs, alcohol, crime or exclusion from school, offering them new skills in teamwork and leadership, diverting them to a more constructive life and employment paths. The Trust works with Dorset’s schools to identify children and young people who would benefit from this form of training. Many are at risk of exclusion from traditional career paths because of physical disability or low educational achievement. Children taking part in the ‘Sail for £5’ Chesil Trust Programme have the opportunity to try sailing in the same location where Team GB train and where the four GB gold medalists trained prior to Beijing 2008. Legends such as Ben Ainslie, Sarah Dempsey and Iain Percy have all trained at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and understand the importance of inspiring new generations into the sport of sailing. The Trust relies entirely on voluntary contributions for its funding. If you can help, please contact: Nichola Lane, The Clerk to the Chesil Trust, PO Box 2341, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9YZ.


Cardio Training - Weight Loss Body Toning & Building - Strength Training We are friendly fitness club based in sunny Weymouth, Dorset and have a fully equipped unisex gym. We have qualified gym instructors at hand to help with any training requirements and make recommendations on ways to help you reach all your new personal targets.

FOR ALL YOUR BOATING NEEDS EVERYTHING YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A CHANDLERS INCLUDING • Service and repair of all makes of outboard • Inflatable boat and trailer repairs • Rigging and splicing specialists

Tel: 01305 785633 email: 30 Hope Street, Weymouth (25 yards from the Cove visitors pontoon) Also now at Unit 10, Portland Marina (near the Boat That Rocks Restaurant)

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Whatever your fitness goal… • more energy • better muscle tone • weight loss • better health • fitness for sport • getting back into the exercise habit • rehabilitation You’ll stand the best chance of achieving it with Future Physiques. And with • No joining fee • Affordable membership rates

There’s never been a better time and place to get started than now!

Proud sponsors of Jon Emmett Laser Radial class Archard House, Waverley Road, Weymouth Dorset, DT3 5HL

Telephone: 01305 750888

Green Credentials WPNSA has a commitment to stewardship of the environment and has been described by Natural England as ‘an example of best practice’. We have recently achieved the Sustainable Event Certification (BS 8901), a management system standard designed to help organisations in the events industry improve the sustainability of their event related activities, products and services. The building was designed to be energy efficient and working closely with SSE Energy, the Academy has built on this, with between 13 -15% of its energy needs currently generated by photovoltaic cells, harnessing solar power. Further photovoltaic arrays are planned to bring the Academy up to its target of generating 20% of its electricity needs by 2012. In addition to this, there is also the recovery of ‘grey water’ from the roof for boat washing, an active recycling programme, recently extended to include old sails and batteries as well as the installation of motion-sensitive lights throughout the complex. Marine litter is also taken seriously, last year a Marine Litter Summit in conjunction with the Dorset Coast Forum was hosted on site to highlight the issue and enforce strict policies at the site. The venue, in conjunction with SSE won the 2008 Sport Industry Award for ‘Environmental Concern in Sport’. In 2009 the WPNSA won the International Olympic Committee recognised architectural award ‘the IPC/IAKS Distinction for Accessibility’ for excellent disabled access.


Hotel Aqua The Aqua Cafe and Wreck Bar - Open to all Short walk from the Marina Great Food, Great Value 22 En-Suite rooms refurbished 2010 Free Wifi Drying room & kit showers Function hire Hotel Aqua Portland Dorset • DT5 1BD +44(0)1305 860 269

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Testimonials “I just wanted to thank you, the Academy and in particular the Race Officer for yet another superb event this weekend. Organisation both on and off the water were first class, and the little touches, the oranges and chocolate, were much appreciated by the sailors as was the wine donated for the first three places. As briefly discussed we would love to come back for 2011 and 2012 if you can find a weekend free for us, the same time of year would be ideal to avoid clashing with our other major events. Once again on behalf of the Class a very big thank you to you and your team.” Mike Ball – Solo Association “We’ve had an absolutely FANTASTIC weekend at WPNSA/SailLaser Weymouth. Our customers/competitors have had a brilliant weekend and I think it’s true to say that everybody left with a smile on their face yesterday afternoon. I’m not sure if you heard your thank you at the Prize Giving yesterday, as I’m sure you were sorting out the Laser Class results. BUT, there was a very heartfelt thank you for all of your work. 2011 & 2012. Please could you let me have a list of available dates for events (Sat & Sun) for 2011 and 2012. We really need to follow up with the competitors with another event in 2011 to grow the momentum of this event.” Katie Ashworth Marketing Manager, LaserPerformance Europe Ltd “I know that I thanked all concerned last evening but can I ask that you forward this mail to all thanking them for their help and time. Without their help we couldn’t enjoy the level of sailing we have. Thought race management, course setting and layout movement was very good. Facilities as always very good. Best wishes to you all, we really do appreciate your regatta and the standard it sets.” Jerry Otter – Farr 45 Class Chairman “I will be sending out formal letters of appreciation in due course, but this is just a brief note to put on record my huge thanks to you both for facilitating and running an excellent Burton Event for the National 12 Class over the Bank Holiday weekend Feedback from all those who participated has been unanimously positive as was clearly evident at the final prizegiving on Tuesday afternoon.” Tim Gatti National 12 Class Chairman. “Everything was fantastic!! Amazing! Thankyou so much to everyone!” Fiona Penny – Charity Ball Organiser “Friday 6 November went extremely well. The food was good and the staff were wonderful - everything was served and cleared away with alacrity, windows opened when life got heated, wine and water appeared when needed. So generally everything was great. Thank you so much. The band, Pondlife, was very good. I thought perfect for our occasion. They had a jazz funk feel to some of their numbers which made them pretty sophisticated. The floor was constantly covered with dancers, which is what we wanted. Mainly, our crowd is in their 30’s to much much older! Some members wanted a couple of ballroom numbers, but that was not really in the band’s repertoire, also they were the minority of club members - the rest of us just want to bop meaninglessly round the floor! Thanks again to you and your team.” Hazel Shaw – Function Organiser 45

WPNSA Sponsors Our Sponsors Gold Level Sponsor Scottish and Southern Energy are now known as SSE Energy and is one of the largest energy companies in the UK. It is involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity; energy trading; the storage, distribution and supply of gas; electrical and utility contracting; and telecoms. Scottish and Southern Energy have been involved with the Academy for many years and have contributed significantly to the development of community sailing programmes, particularly in respect to the Sail for a Fiver Scheme. In addition to providing financial support to the Academy their assistance with energy reduction schemes such as the installation of photovoltaic cells has helped the Academy achieve outstanding environmental credentials which were instrumental to WPNSA winning the 2008 Sport Industry Award for Environmental Concern in Sport.


WPNSA Sponsors Silver Level Sponsors Charles Russell LLP is a top 50 full service City legal practice. It has the expertise and size to advise on complex, cross-border transactions and to project manage the input of our international networks of major law firms. They also recognise their responsibility in every aspect of operations; from the way they operate their business to the ways in which they contribute to the community and manage their impact on the environment. Charles Russell LLP are a long term supporter of the Academy, their involvement has also been invaluable in the running of reduced rate community sailing programmes and the development of a positive legacy. The distinctive Jaffa Tour Bus can often be seen at WPNSA handing out juicy oranges to everyone on site. Their sponsorship has enabled us to upgrade our event management capabilities and 2010 has seen the first ‘Jaffa Regatta’ being held on site. Since 1965 when Musto was founded by Keith Musto, a British Olympic sailor and engineer, their clothes have been keeping athletes warm, dry and comfortable even in the most extreme conditions. Today Musto is the world’s leading sailing and country sports clothing brand, and is further extending into lifestyle outdoor clothing. Musto provide all the WPNSA clothing worn at the Academy, keeping the staff warm and dry when they are working outside and looking smart when they are inside!


WPNSA Sponsors Bronze Level Sponsors Cadbury, the iconic British brand, is a new sponsor of WPNSA. Sports participants and spectators at the venue will now be able to enjoy the taste of Cadbury with hot chocolate during the winter months as well as a range of the much loved Cadbury products available all year round. Cadbury has a strong connection with British society providing treats, bringing a moment of fun and a smile to everyone’s faces. They hope to give a moment of pleasure and inspiration to Weymouth and Portland’s local communities and global water sports enthusiasts, bringing the spirit of fun, enthusiasm and excitement to all. BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company committed to working effectively with sponsorship and charitable partners to benefit their customers and the communities in which they operate. As well as charitable giving, BAE Systems commit significant engineering resources and technologies to support British athletes hoping to achieve sporting success at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, World and European Championships. BAE Systems provide sponsorship to both the Academy and The Chesil Trust.


Icom is regarded as one of the World’s leading radio manufacturers. Years of dedication have produced a range of marine products that are unsurpassed for quality, excellence and reliability. Icom supports WPNSA with the provision of radios necessary to ensure the safe and smooth running of events and training.

How To Find Us By Car From Dorchester take the A354 to Weymouth From Poole and Bournemouth take the A352, which then becomes A353 to Weymouth From Bridport take the B3157 to Weymouth When you arrive at Weymouth take the A354 to Portland. This will bring you to the causeway linking Weymouth and Portland. Halfway along the causeway you will reach a mini-roundabout. Turn left, we are signposted ‘Sailing Academy’.

By Bus Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has its own bus stop. Local bus services serving the Academy are provided by First Buses and South West Coaches.

By Sea There are high speed Condor ferries to and from Guernsey, Jersey and St Malo from Weymouth (via the Channel Islands)

By Train There are frequent daily services linking Weymouth to London Waterloo and to Bristol and the south-west. 49

Contact Us We look forward to welcoming you to Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. If you have any questions or would like further information, then please do not hesitate to contact us.


WPNSA Osprey Quay Portland Dorset DT5 1SA

Telephone: +44(0)1305 866000 Fax : +44(0)1305 866001 Email : Website:

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