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Notice of Race
We plan to make our 40th Anniversary Nationals the best ever! Please find here all the information you need to plan your participation to make this a fantastic event.
The Venue: Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy
Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1SA. www.wpnsa.org.uk
As you will all know, Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy is the home of the 2012 Olympics Sailing and numerous other highly prestigious sailing events. All of which are about to be eclipsed by the most important sailing event of all – the Sprint 15 40th Anniversary National Championships!
We have selected this venue for its great sailing waters, on shore facilities and race management expertise – plus easily being able to manage a fleet of our size. They have an excellent website about the centre, but facilities include:
- Extensive changing facilities with toilets, showers/changing rooms and a drying room
- WPNSA Cafeteria opens every day serving hot and cold snacks and drinks
- Function rooms with bar and catering facilities and a substantial balcony giving great views of the site and overlooking Portland Harbour and the Jurassic coast
- 2 dinghy slipways accessible at all states of the tide
- 260 dinghy park spaces and parking for up to 700 cars
- Electronically-controlled access gates and extensive CCTV system in operation
Calling all Sprint 15 Alumni:
As it is our 40th Anniversary, we would love all Sprint 15 friends past and present to join us for some or all of the nationals – whether on the water or shore based.
If you have not been to one of our events in a while – why not come and join us?
If you have contact details for anyone who used to be part of the Sprint 15 fraternity – do get in touch with them and see if they would like to join us.
In particular, we would love to welcome guests to the Class Association Dinner which will be the focal point for the 40th Anniversary celebrations.
Where to stay:
Booking your accommodation early is highly recommended. Although the event is not taking place in school holidays, Weymouth and the surrounding area are popular destinations. Here are a few options for you to consider:
Campervans / Motorhomes onsite:
There are onsite facilities for these at the Academy including hook up and access to shower/toilet facilities – prices are currently £18 per night. Please book in advance to ensure you get a space!
www.wpnsa.org.uk/campervans-and-caravans or call 01305 866000
RYA owned and run Portland House is located near to the sailing centre - we have provisionally reserved it for Sprint 15 competitors to book rooms for the Nationals. There are 12 twin and 12 triple rooms which are en-suite and have a small kitchenette. They are currently £60 per night. (This is an RYA discounted rate as the Sprint 15 Association is RYA Affiliated). For more information about Portland House - please visit the RYA website.
To reserve a room, please contact Debbie.Woof@rya.org.uk at the RYA directly.
Other Accommodation Options:
As well as assisting with local accommodation the following websites also have lots of information on local attractions, eating out, events and activities in the area:
If anyone has any other recommendation, please share them on the website forum.
Entry process and fees:
We are operating an online entry and payment process again this year. However, a paper based entry form can be requested from email@example.com with payment via cheque for those that wish to do so.
Given the extensive facilities at Weymouth, it may not surprise you to learn that the per boat fee we will pay for the nationals is slightly higher than the fees we have generally paid to other host club venues. This has resulted in a modest increase to entry fees vs last year but we feel the event will be well worth it, both on and off the water.
And finally, a word on sponsorship:
We are delighted to be supported by GJW Direct Insurance and Kevin Kirby Ltd as our Headline Partners for the Nationals. Windsport International will be supporting the event as our manufacturer and supplier and Fernhurst Books are supporting our Chair Award (spot prizes) for each race.
To find out more about this exciting event – please read the Notice of Race and Programme of Events!
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