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Information for visitors


Opening times
Monday- Friday: 9am-5pm Saturday & Sundays: 8am-6pm

Entry to the site

An access code will be required to enter the site which you can obtain from our reception, or you can call our reception in advance (01305 866000). This will allow you to enter the site to drop boats or campervans off out of our working hours. These codes have valid to and from dates which usually span the weekend, so please remember to gain this code each time you visit.

Car parking

Parking is free and we ask that cars are parked in the designated car parking spaces to the rear of the academy building. The dinghy park must be kept vehicle free for the safety of all pedestrians and to maximize boat space.


If you have booked or wish to book a classroom please speak to our receptionist, she will provide you with an access code for entry, and we do have projector equipment available and televisions in selected rooms. We ask if you leave any valuable equipment in the lecture rooms that you ensure the door is shut behind you.


We have 220 metres of slipway accessible at all states of wind and tides. The slipways inside the compound are for manual launching. For vehicle launching we have a separate designated slipway, based between WPNSA and Portland Marina. Please ask at reception.

Day membership/weekly

We invite everybody to share our fantastic facilities, you can do this in a number of ways, by taking out a membership in the form of daily, weekly or an annual membership. For further information please ask at reception.

Drying room

After you have been on the water feel free to use our drying room, located opposite the changing rooms this will be left open for your convenience. Please note that leaving items in here is done at your own risk.


Before you head out on the water, feel free to use our lockers to keep all your valuables safe. You can obtain a locker key from reception. You will be required to leave a £10 refundable deposit.

Galley opening hours
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday: 8am-6pm

These times are subject to bookings, during events and training if instructed the cafeteria can be open later for evening meals. We also have an onsite bar which again can be opened during the busy times of events and functions. Times will be subject to booking details.

If you are a coach visiting our facilities for training you must come to reception to fill in a risk assessment on each day of your training and collect information regarding movements on the local waters.


It is possible to park your campervan/caravan at the Sailing Academy, however tents are not allowed on site. Access to the clubhouse showers and changing rooms is provided 24/7. We do have some limited availability of pitches with access to electricity or you can bring your own generator. All campervan bookings can be made via our website.


Over in the marina a short walk from the academy you will find Bussells our local chandlery open all year round. Contact 01305 785633 for more information. Or email



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