The government announced that boating, water sports and marine leisure activities were able to restart in England from 8th March (subject to local navigation and harbour authority guidance).
The RYA have helpfully produced a roadmap document and have updated their FAQ document on marine leisure restart, that you may wish to review and circulate wider if appropriate.
The Department for Transport confirmed they won't be issuing their own guidance or note about marine leisure restart and are supportive of the RYA and British Marine taking the lead on this.
Portland Harbour is host to many events throughout the year such as:
- Barts Bash
- 49er Europeans championships
- Windsurfing National Championships
- Wayfarer Europeans
- Optimist National Championships
- RYA training, selectors and match racing.
- 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. (Windsurf, Kitesurf, SUP, Wind SUP, Kite Foil, Wing Foil, Windsurf Foil, E-Foil boards, Kayaks and Small Inflatable Boats are all classified as small 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|