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. It’s a level playing field out there, with something for
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 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.
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.
|Random Pairs Team Racing – per person
|Saturday only – per person
- Pursuit race
- Either Keelboat League OR Fleet Racing OR Try Racing/Go
meal and social
| Sunday only – per person
- Either Keelboat League OR Fleet Racing OR Try
| Weekend – per person
- 2 days of either Keelboat League OR Fleet Racing OR Try
evening meal and social
|Sip and Puff; Windsurfing; Stand Up Paddle
boarding – per person
BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE
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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