The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) completed work on new enhanced sailing facilities at the Academy in November last year in preparation for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events to be held in Weymouth and Portland in 2012.
The completion of the works saw Weymouth and Portland become the first 2012 venue ready, delivering an early legacy of world-class facilities for all ages and abilities to use.
The new enhanced sailing facilities based next to some of the best boating waters on the planet have propelled Weymouth and Portland onto the world stage whilst maintaining a strong commitment to legacy in the local community. After successfully hosting the final event of the 2008-09 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, RS:X and Techno World Championships, as well as hosting RYA elite training camps, Farr 45 Yacht Racing National Championships, match racing and numerous local dinghy events throughout 2009, the venue has a much deserved international, national and local following. Full Story