Mark Stubbings, Chief Executive of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, will be available for interview on press day, 11th January 2008, at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show, Excel. Mark will be available for interview on the following topics:
WPNSAâ€™s Olympic development – it will be the first Olympic venue to be ready [...] read more →
Come and visit the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), host sailing venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at the Dinghy Sailing Show, Crystal Palace on the 1 and 2 March 2008.
The Academy provides a training and event facility for the local community and beyond. Having chosen the Academy as the [...] read more →
2007 saw a busy and successful year of events at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, including the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta (with 230 boats in action), The BUSA University Championships (over 140 boats), the National Match Racing Championships, the Optimist National Championships (400 participants), the Laser National Championships (nearly 300 competitors) and [...] read more →
A new winter sailing club for children is being set up at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The initiative is coordinated through Tony Wood (OnBoard Officer/Community Sailing Coach for the Weymouth area) and Sail Laser.
The new, reduced-rate club will run fortnightly throughout the winter months, every second Saturday morning at the Sail [...] read more →
Like many coastal areas, Weymouth and Portland has its fair share of youngsters â€˜not in education and not in employmentâ€™. As part of a strategy to meet this challenge, an initiative called â€œEntry to Employment (e2e)â€, run by Weymouth College, has been established to provide an avenue for these youngsters to access local work [...] read more →
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy was recently the venue for a party to celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Frank and Jeny Newton. Held in Spinnakers Restaurant, with fantastic views across Portland Harbour and Dorsetâ€™s Heritage Coast, the event was attended by many local people who have been involved with Frank & Jeny [...] read more →
Paralympian Helena Lucas will be training hard at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for the next three weeks. Helena a 2.4mR sailor, will be looking to perfect her technique on the water in the run up to the 2008 Olympics Games in Bejing.
The Academy building provides world class facilities for users, including those [...] read more →
Some 300 sailors invaded Weymouth over the weekend (3-4 November), all hoping to walk away with the first BUSA (British University Sports Association) points of the season.
For the second year in a row Southampton University sailors thrived in the light winds to retain the Team Trophy. Their winning combination came from Ian Dobson and [...] read more →
Six British endurance athletes expect to spend Christmas in the Atlantic Ocean – as they attempt to smash the longest-standing record in ocean rowing.
The six – Simon Chalk, Guy Lavender, Ben Thackway, George Oliver, Mike Martin and Ian Couch – will formally announce details of their world record attempt on Friday (2nd November) at the [...] read more →
Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Ayton has chosen the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy as her UK training venue this week. Sarah is gearing up for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she hopes to retain her Gold Medal in the Yngling Class. Sarah has been training with her coach Paul Brotherton, himself a [...] read more →