2012 London Olympics Weymouth And Portland Venue

2012 London Olympics Weymouth and Portland  Key Facts

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  • Capacity: No seats at venue
  • Existing, Permanent

About Weymouth and Portland

Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will be the venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competitions. It will be the first London 2012 Games venue to be completed. Weymouth and Portland is a government district in England. This local district has the Weymouth and Isle of Portland resort and it also includes areas like Preston, Melcombe Regis, Broadwey, Wyke Regis, Castletown, Chriswell, Upwey, Southwell, Nottington, Fortuneswell, Weston and Easton.

1 April 1974 was the date when the district of Weymouth and Portland was formed under the Local Government Act 1972. This was merged with the borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and the urban districts near Portland.

Weymouth and Portland- Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions

The sport to be performed in Weymouth and Portland is Paralympic Sailing and Sailing. The location chosen is Dorset on the south coast of England.

The Weymouth and Portland national Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is the venue for the fourth coming events. The Naval Air Station at Portland which is now known as Osprey Quay. This is the place where the commercial, new residential and marina facilities are going to be held.

Weymouth and Portland is known to have one of the best natural sailing water in the UK as well as amazing facilities on land. This site has hosted many international sailing events which include the 2006 ISAF World Youth Championships that was witnessed by 60 nations.

All the pending work to start with the sailing facilities at Weymouth and Portland is completed. A new permanent 250 m slipway, mooring facilities and new lifting has been included at the WPNSA.

Everything is completed well before time and it is ahead of schedule. It aims to provide world class facilities for the local community and the elite class.

Weymouth and Portland- After the Games

The improved and enhanced facilities will be very advantageous to the National Sailing Academy. The venue will still bear the state-of-the-art facility for the high class training, local community use and competition which will be very useful.

The venue has already made itself useful as a community program hosted the Olympic Windsurfing discipline and the RS: X class World Championship in 2009. Other than this the many championships will be hosted here which include the IFDS (Paralympic Sailing) World Championship 2011.