Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour are widely recognised as some of the best sailing waters in Europe. Hosted by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy with the Jurassic Coast making a spectacular backdrop to the action the facility is capable of hosting over 1,000 sailors at a time. The extensive boat park space and launching areas are easily accesible for all.
Inside Portland Harbour the prevailing south-westerly wind comes over Chesil Beach, providing protection and producing relatively flat water and little tide within the harbour wall. Racing action also takes place outside the harbour in Weymouth Bay, it is a relatively sheltered basin with clean winds and small waves.
This means that sailing conditions for the venue are almost neutral, so that local knowledge is of no great importance.
Portland Harbour Sailing Guide