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The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is a world class sailing venue based on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, UK.  The location provides easy access to Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay, arguably some of the best sailing waters in the world.  This was born out by being selected as the venue for sailing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

The Not for Profit business is located on the beautiful World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset and with more than 8,000 visitors a year WPNSA generates a significant income to the local economy with the competitors attending the sailing events using local accommodation, restaurants etc.

The Academy is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Affiliated club.

What We Do and Our History

Our People

For the core staff at the academy see our Meet the Team page.

Onsite Partners

WPNSA has several partners that operate from the Academy, enhancing the offering of water sports in the local community.


WPNSA has a commitment to caring for the environment and in striving to play our part in making our industry more sustainable.  For more information, please see our Sustainability page.

Digital Media


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Mission Statement

The Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy’s (WPNSA) primary purpose is to provide world class sailing facilities, deliver major events, to facilitate sailing tuition, training and community activities in a safe and sustainable environment.

Company Values

Customer Focus

The customer is our priority when considering levels of service and standards.


We expect that all WPNSA staff, and those of our onsite partners, respect each other’s contribution and that of our customers and stakeholders.


We strive to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of our activities.


Maintaining a culture of trust, confidence and accountability in our internal and external relationships.

Safe, Secure and Fun Environment

Ensuring that all staff and visitors can carry out their respective activities, both ashore and afloat, in an environment that promotes safety, security and enjoyment.

Financial Care

To ensure the ongoing provision of world class facilities and services through sound financial governance.

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