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Venue verdict as of this weekend:

- WPNSA excellent
- Sailing areas seem good from the maps
- Weymouth not good at all, in fact worse than that, run down and tatty
- Portland very poor indeed, even by standards as low as they were 10yrs ago

Oh dear, this really is a poor show IMPO and reflects badly on our country, not a place I would personally want to stay or go back to, I'll watch the sailing on the telly thanks...

...anyone else got a different experience of Weymouth?
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Weymouth is a dated town. I was there about 10 years ago for the J24 nationals. I would have expected that the council would have thrown a bit of cash at the place to tart it up........obviously not if you say its still tatty
 
I have heard great things about WPNSA. Hopefully those facilities will gloss over its actual location.
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I love going back to Weymouth - I grew up sailing in Weymouth bay so I am biased.  
Having said that, it is a Victorian seaside resort and as such is tired and tatty in areas.  The areas that have been redeveloped are more attractive (South side of the old harbour for example), but I prefer it out of season when the Grockels have gone home.

Portland can be very grim in places, but the sea off Portland Bill can be very impressive to watch (from the land) especially in a storm with wind against tide.

 
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Originally posted by getafix

Venue verdict as of this weekend:
Oh dear, this really is a poor show IMPO and reflects badly on our country, not a place I would personally want to stay or go back to, I'll watch the sailing on the telly thanks...
Although the hundreds of thousand of people who holiday annually in Weymouth may think otherwise. 

I am biased. I'm Weymouth born and bread so for me it's not just about appearances - which I don't think are particular bad anyway. But as a Weymouth boy I am duty bound to take the p!ss out of Portland which can be a bit grey and bleak, especially surrounding the Academy but then again I have family who adore the place too.
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One good thing about Portland is the view.
This is the view from the Sculpture park (yes Portland has a sculpture park!).


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well at least visitor transportation has been sorted for London now...


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