Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy


Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour offer some of the best sailing waters on the planet and has purpose built on-shore facilities to match. This winning combination was showcased to the world with Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) providing part of the venue for the sailing competition at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Game

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Bournemouth Airport
1 . Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport offers flights to 22 destinations across Europe, with 700,000 passengers using the airport in 2016.

Nearby Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Portland Marina
1 . Portland Marina

Right on the cruising crossroads for the Channel Islands and West Country, Portland Marina has the space for seasoned sailors, and the time for Jurassic Coast day boaters, anglers and divers. Book ...

Portland Port
2 . Portland Port

Portland Port is a thriving commercial port located on the UK's south coast. The port's close proximity to the English Channel shipping lanes provides an ideal location for vessels both in terms of...

The Cove Pontoons
3 . The Cove Pontoons

Weymouth Harbour is the closest port on mainland England to Cherbourg, St Malo and all of the Channel Islands. Georgian architecture along the quayside helps maintain the harbours historic ambience...

Weymouth Inner Harbour
4 . Weymouth Inner Harbour

A collection of four and five pontoons extend into the corner of River Wey west of the town bridge. Home to local boats with no vacancies for visiting yachts.

Weymouth Marina
5 . Weymouth Marina

Weymouth Marina is tucked away at the head of the harbour, with quiet, secure berths just a stroll from the beach and shops.

Weymouth Bay
6 . Weymouth Bay

A large bay north of Portland and east of Weymouth providing shelter from westerlies.

Lulworth Cove
7 . Lulworth Cove

Between Swanage and Weymouth this natural cove provides natural shelter for anchoring yachts in most conditions.

Worbarrow Bay
8 . Worbarrow Bay

This wide bay is found midway between Weymouth and Swanage close to Lulworth Cove.

West Bay Harbour
9 . West Bay Harbour

The harbour is at the mouth of the river Brit and has an inner drying harbour, and also three outer short pontoons.

Chapman's Pool
10 . Chapman's Pool

A pretty natural bay offering sheltered anchoring in the right conditions.

Ridge Wharf Yacht Centre
11 . Ridge Wharf Yacht Centre

Ridge Wharf is a marina/boatyard in Poole Harbour accommodating sailing and motor yachts ashore or afloat, offering lift out, servicing, repairs, chandlery and fuel. Set in an area of outstanding n...

Lake Yard Marina
12 . Lake Yard Marina

We believe we have the best marina in Poole Harbour, set in a sheltered area between the Arne Peninsula and the Lake in Hamworthy. Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world, ...

Cobb's Quay Marina
13 . Cobb's Quay Marina

Cobb’s Quay Marina at Hamworthy in Holes Bay lies in Poole Harbour, the world's second largest natural harbour. It has a lively, seafaring atmosphere, and with 1090 berths it’s a favourite with...

Port of Poole Marina
14 . Port of Poole Marina

Located in the upper reaches of Poole Harbour, Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina offer an ideal place to berth your vessel. Poole Harbour is an incredibly serene location, sweeping from ...

Poole Quay Boat Haven
15 . Poole Quay Boat Haven

Poole Quay Boat Haven & Port of Poole Marina are both perfectly positioned to offer a base from which to explore Poole Harbour and its surrounding areas. Poole Quay Boat Haven can accommodate vesse...

Lyme Regis Harbour
16 . Lyme Regis Harbour

The inner harbour dries in low tide, but outside the harbour four short pontoons offer some mooring options with some protection from the extended breakwater.

Parkstone Yacht Haven
17 . Parkstone Yacht Haven

Parkstone Yacht Club was established in 1895 and is situated on the North shore of the second largest natural harbour in the world. Poole harbour boasts panoramic views, sandy beaches and clean wat...

Salterns Marina
18 . Salterns Marina

This privately-owned family marine has an interesting and fascinating past dating back to the 1700’s to when the site was active in salt-making, hence the same ‘Salterns’. Awarded five ‘Go...

Axmouth Harbour
19 . Axmouth Harbour

Behind the shingle bank is a small harbour with four pontoons that dries with the tide.

Sidmouth Beach
20 . Sidmouth Beach

A drying beach used by a local sailing club.

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Nearby Towns

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1 . Castletown
(England )

On the northern side of the small Portland island (although connected to the mainland). The town is part of Portland Harbour.

2 . Weymouth
(England )

Situated on the mouth of the river Wey this pretty east facing town is on the southern coast of England.

3 . Overcombe
(England )

Overcome (and adjoining neighbour Preston) is on the south coast of England just east of Weymouth.

4 . Ringstead
(England )

A small village on the south coast of England.

West Lulworth
5 . West Lulworth
(England )

A small inland village close to a natural cove on the southern coast of England.

West Bay
6 . West Bay
(England )

This small town is on the long sandy southern coastline of England found west of Portland island.

7 . Wareham
(England )

An inland town connected to Poole Harbour by the busy River Frome.

8 . Swanage
(England )

A large east facing town on the south coast of England south of Poole and Studland Bay.

9 . Hamworthy
(England )

A large town on Poole Harbour and Upton Lake overlooking Poole.

10 . Studland
(England )

A small town on the southern coast of England south of Poole with a large east facing bay.

11 . Poole
(England )

A large town set back from the coast by a natural harbour, and providing access to Upton Lake (Holes Bay)

Lyme Regis
12 . Lyme Regis
(England )

A town on the sandy southern shores of England found between Weymouth and Exeter.

Canford Cliffs
13 . Canford Cliffs
(England )

A small town on the southern coast of England with a long sandy beach.

14 . Bournemouth
(England )

Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the southern coast of England.

15 . Seaton
(England )

A pretty town on the sandy shores of England's southern coastline.

16 . Boscombe
(England )

A town on the southern coast of England east of Bournemouth.

17 . Beer
(England )

A village on the southern coast of England near Seaton.

18 . Southbourne
(England )

A large town on the southern coast of England.

19 . Christchurch
(England )

A large inland town on the Rivers Avon and Stour accused through the natural Christchurch Harbour protected by 'The Run' sandbank

20 . Mudeford
(England )

On the northern shore of the Christchurch Harbour.

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Journeys from Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy

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Asher and Dani sail from Weymouth Bay to Dartmouth aboard Bacchus their 36 foot sailing yacht.

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