Portland Port can provide multiple deep water alongside berths and anchorages next to the Olympic Sailing venue. A safe and secure private commercial port that is able to offer bunkering, fresh water, shore side power and access to marine support services. Portland Port, although not a marina, is a great alternative for captains, owners and charters looking for a discreet location to base themselves along the south coast of the UK, whether it be to carry out general repairs and maintenance or to visit some of the most famous attractions in England, such as the city of Bath and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Stonehenge.
It is also worth noting that Portland Port is a great option for loading yachts and has successfully assisted with the relocation and the forward transportation of these highly valuable assets.
Portland Port, in association with MGMT, Superyacht Concierge, can offer executive transfers from the south west directly into the heart of the capital and has tickets for all the major sporting events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
The south plays host to some of the world's most exciting super yacht regattas, with Portland Port being ideally placed as a transit stop between the Solent and Falmouth.
|May||Rum Race||Falmouth, UK||www.pendennis.com|
|11-19 June||Westward Cup||Isle of Wight, UK||www.rys.org.uk|
|27-30 June||J Class Regatta||Falmouth, UK||www.jclassyachts.com|
|2-7 July||Pendennis Cup||Falmouth, UK||www.thependenniscup.com|
|19-20 July||J-Class Solent Races||Solent, UK||www.jclassyachts.com/2012-regatta|
|21 July||Hundred Guinea Cup Race||Isle of Wight||www.jclassyachts.com/2012-regatta|
|22-25 July||Super Yacht Cup||Cowes||www.thesuperyachtcup.com|
|27 July||Olympic Race||Greenwich - Cowes|
|28 July||Opening ceremony of Olympics||www.london2012.com|
|August||Portland Harbour & Weymouth Bay Sailing Olympics||www.london2012.com|
...Why not plan a stopover so you can explore some of the most fascinating and unique attractions in the UK.
Picture-postcard Villages - Country lanes and hedgerows link market towns to picture-postcard villages, each with their own church, manor house, thatched cottages, farms and village pub. This provides a rich and exciting range of shore excursions for visitors to enjoy; many too UNESCO World Heritage sites. From ancient, mystical Stonehenge to historic Bath; from the spires of Salisbury Cathedral to the ruins of Corfe Castle; from the numerous stately homes and gardens to the many golf courses; from sailing Olympic waters to diving in them.
• Jurassic Coast
• Corfe Castle
And for those looking for adventure, Portland is a playground for the special interest enthusiasts and is host to activities such as rock-climbing, diving, sailing, canoeing and kayaking.
For those that wish to stay more local there are a wide range of nearby attractions and places of interest to visit. For more information visit: www.visitportland.co.uk or www.visitweymouth.co.uk.
For alfresco dining beside calm waters, tenders can head straight in to the traditional harbour town of Weymouth, where one can choose a number of popular seafood restaurants. Also take the opportunity to visit the golden sands of the award winning beach, just a couple of minutes walk from Weymouth harbour.
For more information visit www.harbour.weymouth.gov.uk or call 0044 (0)1305 838423.
Olympic 2012 - Weymouth and Portland are proud to be hosting the sailing events of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. For a period of time in July, August and September in 2012, areas of waters in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will host the race courses for the sailing events. To enable safe and secure sailing for the world's top sailing athletes, some restrictions will be necessary. However there will be designated berths available for superyachts, with access to both harbours available at all times, via a defined access channel.
As well as multiple anchorage points deep water berths will also be available in Portland Port for vessels up to 150m LOA and drafts up to 7m.
To assist with planning and ensuring that as many berths are made available as possible we are asking that people get in touch with the Harbour Authority, you can do this by emailing:
email@example.com or by calling 0044 (0)1305 825340. The pre-booked period will run from 15 July to 9 September 2012.