sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Passage to Portland - A weekend of celebrations
Passage to Portland - A weekend of celebrations

'Passage to Portland 2012'    RYA    Click Here to view large photo

Passage to Portland, being held from 2nd to 5th June 2012, provides an exclusive opportunity to tour the Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue ahead of the Games. If you’re looking for something special to do to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or just fancy doing something a bit different this year then why not sign up for the event.

The RYA will be celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the forthcoming London 2012 sailing events over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, with a whole host of activities and events.

The weekend’s celebrations centre around a British Street Party themed event at Portland Castle following a TV screening of the Thames Jubilee Pageant earlier in the day.

This unique event provides participants with the opportunity to tour the Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue, a behind-the-scenes look at the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta and hear all about the British Sailing Teams’ preparations for London 2012.

There will also be the opportunity to get out on the water and watch the sailors racing in the regatta with commentary from double Olympic gold medallist, Sarah Ayton.

Aimed at Sail and Motor cruisers, participants will make their own way, by boat, to Portland, where we have pre-booked berths for them for three nights at Portland Marina, from where they can enjoy the activities of the long weekend.

'Places are filling fast, so now really is the time to book if you don’t want to miss-out on the opportunity to celebrate two big events of the year with us', explained Passage to Portland coordinator Celia Edgington.

Passage to Portland isn’t just for boaters from neighbouring ports, it’s open to everyone. There are already a number of boats coming from the West Country and the East Coast, so why not make the most of the double bank holiday and integrate Passage to Portland into your summer cruise like Andy Beharrell.

On board his Sadler Starlight 39 ‘Charmary’, Andy Beharrell and his five strong crew will be making the most of Passage to Portland when they sail down as part of their summer cruise. We asked him a few questions about why he’s coming to the event:

How long will it take to get to Portland from your home marina?
My home port is Tollesbury on the East Coast so I anticipate it will take around 4-5 days but I’m allowing about 10 days for the weather and to hopefully have a chance to cruise around the Solent a little on the way.

I am using the event as a good excuse to start taking the boat round Britain, so from Portland I plan to carry on heading west and will winter the boat either in the West Country or hopefully quite a bit further north. In 2013 I then hope to complete the trip round Britain through the Caledonian Canal.

Why did you decide to come along to Passage to Portland?
I am a keen dinghy sailor (as are all my crew) and also sail a GP14 so have followed dinghy racing a lot over the years. I have always raced a lot as well as cruised and so will be following the Olympics closely. The opportunity to see the Olympic venue and watch some racing (albeit not the Olympics itself) was one that was too good to miss. And of course as my excuse to start my round Britain trip.

What are you most looking forward to?
Watching the racing and touring the Olympic venue.

For more information about what’s on and how you can book your place for the weekend click here.

RYA website


by Emma Slater

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=93310

1:34 PM Fri 27 Jan 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World











420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,




















Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,






Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT