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Christmas Parties 2017

WPNSA is the ideal venue to hold your Christmas Celebrations in Weymouth and Portland. Whether you wish to join our Party Night, book a Christmas Lunch or an Evening Party, your festive celebrations here will be one to remember.   Christmas Party Night on Friday 15th December 2017            *Arrival from 19.00, dinner to be served at 19.30            *Glass of prosecco on arrival & a 3 course meal            * Disco and Bar until Midnight... Read more
 

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Martin and Lowry celebrate their 2016 SAP 505 World Championship Win © Christophe Favreau
 

Martin and Lowry 2016 SAP 505 World Champions at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

US sailors Mike Martin and Adam Lowry have won the 2016 SAP 505 World Championship hosted at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  130 boats competed in superb conditions across 9 races.  Former 2015 World Champions and fellow Americans, Holt and Smit took second overall with Germany’s Hunger and Kleiner finishing third.   Martin and Lowry built up a massive 20-point lead securing three firsts in an exceptionally competitive fleet... Read more
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Watch the 2016 SAP 5O5 World Championship Live

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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy will host the 2016 SAP 505 World Championship © Christophe Favreau
 

2016 SAP 505 World Championships at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

The International 505 Class Association has selected the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) to host the 2016 SAP 505 World Championships and Classic Championships running from the 27th July – 5th August.   Attracting some of the best dinghy sailors in the world, the 505 Class will tune up at the Academy during 2 days of Pre-Worlds / UK National Championships racing on the 27/28th July.  The main action will kick off with the... Read more
Staff from the Host Clubs with British Sailing Team Members © Jesus Renedo
 

Sail for Gold Roadshow

We are delighted to be supporting the British Sailing Team this summer by hosting an RYA Sail for Gold Roadshow event here at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Sunday 14th August.   If you’re feeling inspired by our athletes at Rio 2016, this is a fantastic opportunity to come and try sailing for free, with sessions running throughout the day from 10:00 until 16:00.   Whether you come by yourself or bring the whole family, a... Read more
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy continues to attract big fleets 4 years after London 2012 © Peter Newton
 

Team GB present prizes at WPNSA for PA Consulting UK RS Feva National Championship

Team GB sailors training at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) for the 2016 Sailing World Cup this month and entering their final preparation prior to the Rio Olympic Games have congratulated top placed youths racing at WPNSA in the PA Consulting UK RS Feva National Championship.   Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign flying the flag for Great Britain this summer in the 49er class presented prizes to aspiring young RS Feva... Read more
Land Rover BAR Academy have been training at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy © Land Rover BAR
 

Land Rover BAR Academy trains at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

The Land Rover BAR Academy, a new initiative set up by the British America’s Cup Challenger to find and support talented young British sailors and create a pathway into the America’s Cup, has been training at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) this week as part of their immediate goal to select a British team to compete in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.  Raced on the same AC45F multihulls that the senior teams use... Read more
Finn Sailor Giles Scott © British Sailing Team
 

British Sailing Team at WPNSA to film insights into their Rio preparations

An exciting day here with The British Sailing Team filming interviews and on the water action with some of the sailors selected to represent Team GB at Rio 2016. The newly crowned Finn Gold Cup Winner Giles Scott, 49er team Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign and 49er FX girls Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth have been talking to Shirley Robertson about their campaigns in the build up to the Olympics.  Stephen Park, British Sailing Team Manager,... Read more
Hannah & Sakia celebrating Gold at Prize Giving
 

Get Your Ticket and Cheer on the British Sailing Team at Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland

With Rio 2016 close on the horizon, Olympic medallists and medal hopefuls will be flocking to Weymouth and Portland this June (06-12) for the last major Olympic classes regatta ahead of the Games, and you could be there to take in all the action. The Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland, run in partnership by the RYA, World Sailing and WPNSA as part of UK Sport’s #EveryRoadtoRio events series, will provide a key opportunity for the world’s... Read more
Volunteers Dinner © Trudy Davies
 

WPNSA Thanks Their Volunteers for Another Successful Year of Events in 2015

Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy (WPNSA) recently hosted a dinner for their event volunteers to thank them for their help in 2015.  It was well attended and gave Peter Allam, WPNSA Chief Executive, the opportunity to outline the plans and upcoming events for the Academy this year.  WPNSA were also able to use this opportunity to acknowledge two key volunteers that were recognised for their dedication to sailing at the Royal Yachting... Read more
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The early bird ticket for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth (22-24 July 2016) ends this Sunday 6th December

The early bird ticket for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth (22-24 July 2016) ends this Sunday 6th December.   What’s on offer?  The best sailors, the fastest boats, watch the excitement and join the action:   The Race Village Get under the skin of the ‘America’s Cup’ – see the sailors close-up, learn about the racing and the technology. Experience the exhilarating boats racing, with live commentary and big screens giving a... Read more
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WPNSA Nominated for Yachts & Yachting Award

WPNSA are delighted to have been nominated for the annual Yachts and Yachting Magazine awards in the British Marine Sailing Category.  The award is presented to a British company, organisation or individual that has made a significant contribution to increasing participation or awareness of sailing. For more information and to vote for us please click here.
 

Weymouth Speed Week 2015 at WPNSA with Vestas Sailrocket 2

Weymouth Speed Week will run from 3rd to the 10th October at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Along with a line-up of interesting entries the current 500m World Speed Record holder, Vestas Sailrocket 2, will be on display at the Academy.   This fascinating boat is the vessel which Paul Larsen set the record achieving an outstanding 65.45 knots, over 75mph.  Vestas Sailrocket 2 will be outside the front of the WPNSA for the... Read more
 

Christmas at WPNSA

Our 2015 Christmas menu is now available, please click here to view If you would like to book a lunchtime or evening meal please contact Reception on 01305 866000 or reception@wpnsa.org.uk Please note: there is a minimum requirement of 20 people per booking
 

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy reflects on a busy summer

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has hosted a number of outstanding events throughout this summer.  The season kicked off at Easter with the RYA Youth National Championships, held at WPNSA for a 2nd consecutive year.    June saw the return of the Olympic and Paralympic classes for the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Competitors from over 50 nations participated, many of whom had competed at the Games in 2012.   Red Bull brought... Read more
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Bart's Bash Dinner on Saturday 19th September

Book in for a great night here on Saturday 19th September to support the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Arrive 19:00 for 19:30 2 course hot buffet dinner Guest Speaker - Iain Percy  Raffle & Auction of Promises Live DJ To book tickets please email lindsay@andrewsimpsonsailing.org  
 

Dorset Growth Hub Event - 20th October

Businesses across Dorset are urged to check if they could be eligible to get a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade to better, faster broadband through the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme. Following the recent well attended events in Blandford and Bournemouth, Dorset Growth Hub is hosting a third FREE event, this time at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, on 20th October, 09:30-11:30 am. To find out more about the application... Read more
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Just About Dorset Competition

Win your chance to learn to sail, windsurf and stand up paddle board at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), the award winning sports venue, before lunch on the outdoor deck overlooking the 2012 Olympic race course areas.  www.wpnsa.org.uk   Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is offering you one combined prize for 2 people to try water sports with onsite partners; the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre and the... Read more
 

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy host Red Bull Foiling Generation a UK first

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) hosted the Red Bull Foiling Generation last week, June 27-28, for the British qualification rounds.  The global sailing series is open to talented sailors aged 16-20 who will be racing the innovative Flying Phantom class catamarans.   16 teams were locked in fierce sailing with a thrilling knock out final.  During the tight competition all the sailors did themselves proud but the talent and... Read more
IPACA pupils enjoying ISAF Sailing World Cup
 

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy welcome young Portlanders at ISAF Sailing World Cup

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) welcomed children from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) to enjoy front row action at the recent ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland. Year 2 pupils from the West Base class on the Osprey Quay campus were allowed onto the main spectator stand to watch all the international competition first hand with their teachers.  The summer term excursion was not only... Read more
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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy celebrates a decade 2005 - 2015

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is celebrating a decade of excellence throughout the summer of 2015.  From its humble beginnings the WPNSA has developed into a world class sporting venue due to the passion and determination of those involved at the inception and the continued support of many, including the Royal Yachting Association and the local authorities. The official opening by The Princess Royal on the 9th June... Read more
British Sailing Team, Nacra 17 sailing off Weymouth 2014 ©Paul Wyeth
 

Come and Watch the World's Top Olympic and Paralympic Class Sailors Competing in Weymouth & Portland 8 – 14 June 2015

Over 450 of the world's top sailors in all ten of the Olympic sailing classes and the three Paralympic classes, including 18 Olympic medallists, will return to the London 2012 sailing venue in June this year to battle it out in the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The fourth round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup will be held at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) 8 – 14 June 2015, organised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).... Read more
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Sailing Centre Celebrates First Year with Community Open Day

On Saturday May 9th the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre will be celebrating its first Birthday and is inviting the local community to take part in the celebration. There will be an opportunities to sail on the Olympic waters with free sailing tasters for ages 5+, have a go at climbing, a host of other fun activities for all ages and a visit from Weymouth and Portland’s Mayor Councillor Kate Wheller and her Consort Mr Michael Wheller . The Andrew... Read more
 

WPNSA and SunSense highlight sun protection at 2015 RYA Youth Nationals

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) joined forces with SunSense, the number one sunscreen in pharmacy (UK and Australia), to promote sun protection at the 2015 RYA Youth Nationals.  The premier event in the UK youth sailing calendar produced 10 new Youth National  Champions and was hosted by the WPNSA for a second consecutive year. The April campaign has helped educate over 350 young sailors on the dangers of sun exposure... Read more
 

WPNSA and SunSense join forces to highlight sun protection at 2015 RYA Youth Nationals

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is joining forces with SunSense, the number one sunscreen in pharmacy (UK and Australia), to promote sun protection at the upcoming 2015 RYA Youth Nationals.; This is the premier event in the UK youth sailing calendar and will be hosted by the WPNSA for a second consecutive year. This April campaign will help educate over 350 young sailors on the dangers of sun exposure and how essential... Read more
 

Laser Legacy at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

The Laser Class continued a strong legacy at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy this month with a successful UK Qualifier pulling sailors out to start the season of racing. The Laser, created by Bruce Kirby at the end of the 1960s, has a long-term connection with Weymouth and Portland. Since its humble beginnings at the majority of the local UK South West sailing clubs, the Laser has flourished across 140 countries worldwide with... Read more
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2015 Highlights at the WPNSA

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is ready for another year of water based action. Some of the braver youths are taking to the winter waters of Portland Harbour as early as February and March sailing in the Topper, Laser and 420 dinghy Classes. The WPNSA has confirmed six national ranking events across the year for Olympic Classes as well as five National Championships and a multitude of regional events. The Royal... Read more
The WPNSA will host the RYA Youth Nationals for a second year
 

2015 RYA Youth Nationals

The Royal Yachting Association’s Youth National Championships, one of the most important annual events in a youth sailor’s racing calendar, heads back to the Academy for a 2nd consecutive year with racing from 4-10th April. John Derbyshire, RYA Racing Manager: “The RYA has a long-standing relationship with WPNSA, which has played host to a number of its flagship regattas over the years and provides great inspiration and legacy for the sailing... Read more
 

Former WPNSA Chairman Edward Leask Awarded OBE & RYA Volunteer Award

Former Chairman of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), Edward Leask, has been awarded both an OBE and a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Community Award for Outstanding Contribution. Director of the WPNSA, Sir Ben Ainslie commented on the double award, “Edward Leask has made a real impact on the sailing scene, an Olympic sailor himself he had the foresight to help initiate the development of the Weymouth and Portland... Read more
 

Team Sky team build at WPNSA

Team Sky learnt the ropes on a team building day with the British Sailing Team at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA). Top riders including Tour de France winner Chris Froome and double Olympic gold medallist Geraint Thomas swapped two wheels for three sails at the high profile sporting venue which is now attracting not only the world’s top sailors and windsurfers but also top athletes from other sports. A day of team... Read more
 

Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre Officially Launches at WPNSA

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre was today officially launched at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), with a poignant introduction by Andrew Simpson’s close friends and Olympic sailing partners, Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy OBE. Peter Allam, Chief Executive of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, sees the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre (ASSC) as a perfect fit alongside the other on site partners at WPNSA... Read more
 

WPNSA Announces the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has announced a prestigious new collaboration with the ‘Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’ (ASSF). The ASSF founded by the Academy’s Director, Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew’s wife Leah to honour his life and legacy, will be opening the ‘Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre’ at the same venue where Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson competed during the Olympic Games.   The Weymouth and Portland... Read more
 

Weymouth Speed Week at the WPNSA Attracts Double Women’s World Speed Record Holder

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will be a mecca for world speed sailing this month. Weymouth Speed Week, the oldest and longest-running global speed sailing event will run from the 12th to the 18th October. Held annually since 1972, this year’s edition has attracted, Zara Davis, the double women’s world speed record holder to compete. UK national, Zara, will take to the waters of Portland Harbour as part of time... Read more
 

Royal Yachting Association Selects WPNSA for 2013 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships

The Royal Yachting Association has selected the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) as the chosen venue for their upcoming ‘RYA Zone and Home Country Championships’. This annual event will run over the weekend 28/29 September. The youth national racing series is an important part of upcoming dingy sailors’ calendars. Ambitious young sailors from Great Britain will compete for much coveted positions in the RYA Zone Squads,... Read more
 

Excitement stirs at WPNSA as HRH The Princess Royal returns for the Dragon World Championship 2013

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) by invitation from the British Dragon Association for the Dragon World Championship on Thursday 12th September. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is the Patron of this World Championship in recognition of the association of the Royal Family with this class of racing yacht. The Academy was delighted with her visit and relished the... Read more
 

Fresh Faces at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has appointed two new names to the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive. Famed for hosting the 2012 Olympic sailing events, this will be the biggest change in management to date for the world renowned sporting venue. Tim Hancock is appointed as Chairman of WPNSA and Peter Allam is welcomed into the role of Chief Executive. A member of the British Olympic Squad with three world... Read more