Welcoming international teams

Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy offering team deals

Monday August 10th 2009, Author: Cailah Leask, Location: United Kingdom
Following discussions with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will be enabling international teams to train at the venue throughout the period leading up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Overseas teams are therefore now invited to base themselves at the WPNSA using the completed facilities.

International teams will be able to make necessary training arrangements at the WPNSA through their Member National Authority as well as other organisations recognised by the International Sailing Federation.

Packages tailored to the size of the team are available on an annual or three year basis. Priority will be given to teams booking for the three year package as well as a discount. Availability will be on a first come first served basis and there will be a limit to the number of teams that can be accommodated.

The packages will include dinghy boat parking and launching, container storage, RIB launching/mooring/storage and cranage for keel boats as well as full access to car parking, changing rooms and canteen.

During some of the high profile events there may be some restrictions on international team access, but these will be kept to a minimum, access details can be obtained from the Academy.

John Tweed, Chief Executive, The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy commented: "The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is now welcoming international teams to train at the venue through a managed access system. There is a clearer picture now on the major events that will be staged at the WPNSA in the lead up to the Games and therefore we can now actively invite overseas teams to train from the completed venue. Visiting sailing teams will be able to access details of WPNSA training packages directly through their Member National Authority. The international team training access is positive for the WPNSA and will complement the venue’s existing commitment as a water sports facility with local and global appeal."

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