Portland has a large and well-protected harbour which is capable of supporting a plentiful and diverse range of leisure and pleasure uses and associated activities. Portland's Harbour is home not only to a thriving commercial port but also to commercial fishing, angling and aquaculture, as well as recreational sailing, power boating and diving, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.
Portland Harbour is host to many events throughout the year. An example of event held include
- Barts Bash
- Etchell Europeans
- Windsurfing National Championships
- Wayfarer Europeans
- Sail 4 Gold
- Portland Harbour Charity Swim
- Speed Week
For a full list of events please visit the Approved Events page.
To ensure that Portland Harbour Authority is informed of any accident, near miss or dangerous occurrence within its area of jurisdiction, the master of any vessel, or the organiser or hosting establishment having overall control of any event shall inform Portland Harbour Authority Limited immediately with the relevant details and complete an Incident Report Form. (Windsurfers and Kitesurf boards are classed as vessels).
Portland Harbour Authority conducts regular patrols of the entire harbour to check on Aids to Navigation, assist with major harbour events, collect Harbour Dues and permit fees, and enforce the byelaws of the Portland Harbour Revision Order 1997 and General Directions.
Fortuneswell - Harbour Master's Launch
|CLASS||CAT 6 (MECAL)|
|PORT OF REGISTRY||PORTLAND, ENGLAND|
|YEAR & LOCATION OF BUILD||2007 YEOVIL, ENGLAND|
|GROSS TONNAGE||1.2 Tons|
|LENGTH OVERALL||6.8 metres|
|WIDTH OVERALL||2.2 metres|
|PROPULSION||SINGLE SCREW OUTBOARD|
|NUMBER OF ENGINES||1|