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    RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2019

    Friday 05 - Sunday 07 July 2019 at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.










    Activities on offer

    Enjoy three days of activities on the protected waters of Portland Harbour at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.  See our video 'walk through' to familiarise yourself with the venue.

    It’s a level playing field out there, with something for everyone.

    Click on the titles below for a more detailed description of the activity.

    • Team Racing - a series of action-packed short races on the Friday afternoon.  Each boat will be randomly paired with another for each race, with four boats racing at a time, in teams of two.  A friendly and fun way to develop your boat handling and rules knowledge! 
    • Keelboat League - short races in a league format - enter your team, turn up and race in Elliot 6m keelboats provided by the organisers (available for volunteers on Friday afternoon, and teams of competitors on Saturday and Sunday).
    • Pursuit Race - a fun, social race for all boats and classes - pit yourself against everyone else and see who emerges the champion of champions!
    • Fleet Racing - races over a set course that test your boat handling, strategy and tactics.
    • Sip and Puff Sailing - if you can't sail a conventional boat because of the physical demands, but you have good breath control, you can still sail using a straw (sip and puff) that controls the steering.  The Miss Isle Sailing School will be providing 6 people with the chance to give it a go over the weekend.
    • Try Racing - Go Racing - an introduction to sailing and racing for people with learning disabilities. A chance to take your first competitive steps on the water, with plenty of support and guidance on offer from staff and volunteers at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.

    There will also be opportunities for anyone not involved in the racing to get out on the water.  We are delighted to be able to offer Stand Up Paddle boarding and Windsurfing taster sessions throughout the weekend in partnership with the OTC. A limited number of places are available in each session – first come first served.  


    The Sailability programme is funded by the National Lottery via Sport England and by the RYA. Every effort has been made to keep costs low, and flexible.

    What Fee
    Random Pairs Team Racing – per person  £5
    • Racing only
    Saturday only – per person  £12.50
    • Pursuit race
    • Either Keelboat League OR Fleet Racing OR Try Racing/Go Racing
    • Evening meal and social
     Sunday only – per person  £12.50
    • Either Keelboat League OR Fleet Racing OR Try Racing/Go Racing
     Weekend – per person  £25
    • Pursuit race
    • 2 days of either Keelboat League OR Fleet Racing OR Try Racing/Go Racing
    • Saturday evening meal and social 
    Sip and Puff; Windsurfing; Stand Up Paddle boarding – per person  £10
    •  1 session


    The event would not be possible without the support of:

    Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy – hosts
    Chesil Sailability – support team
    Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre – Try Racing/Go Racing
    The OTC – Stand Up Paddle boarding and Windsurfing
    Miss Isle Sailing School – Sip and Puff Sailing

    Travel and Accommodation
    Entrants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. We are grateful to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and Chesil Sailability who have put together a list of local accessible transport and accommodation.





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