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 best sailors to make final preparations before the Olympic Games showdown on Guanabara Bay this August.

WPNSA will once again be opening its doors for spectators throughout the regatta and the British Sailing Team is urging fans to come out in force and send the team off to Rio in style.

As well as taking in all the action on the water, you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the boat park as the sailors prepare their boats for racing, and get close to your favourite British and international stars. 

You’ll also be able to watch the racing live on the big screen (11-12 June only) in the ‘seaside’ inspired spectators area and there will be a number of shore-side activities as well as opportunities to get afloat and try dinghy sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding, all of which will be available to try for free on both Saturday 11 and Sunday 12. 

It’s a great family opportunity to support the very best of the British Sailing Team as they take on their Rio rivals on home waters.  But if you can’t be there to soak up the atmosphere live streamed TV coverage is confirmed for the medal race day on Sunday 12 June.  Details of how to view will be available on the British Sailing Team website at www.britishsailingteam.com or on the World Sailing website at www.sailing.org/worldcup

Tickets are available for the final qualification day on Saturday 11 June and the Medal Race Day on Sunday 12 June.  You can also visit the venue for free from the 06 – 10 June during practice sessions and qualifying (starts 08 June), but note, there is no live streaming of the racing at the venue on these days. 


Wednesday 06 – Friday 10 June (Qualifiers)

Saturday 11 June (Final qualification day)

Sunday 12 June (Medal Race Day)

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Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)




To book your ticket visit https://2016sailingworldcupgb.eventbrite.co.uk

Ticket numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.  If you plan on visiting the event on one of the “free” days, you will still need to register via the ticket website for a venue access pass.

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy offers free parking within easy walking distance, so if you’re a sailing fan this is an event not to be missed. 

For more information about the Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland visit www.sailing.org/worldcup

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