Latest plans to regenerate Osprey Quay and National Sailing Academy

2012Olympic Sailing venue Weymouth and Portland is making waves to become one of the first venues ready for the 2012 Games.

The latest plans to regenerate Osprey Quay and the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), which will host the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events during the Games, were unveiled last week. A planning application for the new facilities will be submitted next month and construction work is due to be completed by the end of 2008, meaning Weymouth and Portland will be one of the first venues ready for the 2012 event.

Chairman of the London 2012 Organizing Committee Sebastian Coe said:

”This scheme will transform Weymouth from an existing top class venue into a world class training and competition venue equipped to stage further major international sailing events and competitions after the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The enhancements will also open up this superb sailing site to people from a wide range of backgrounds, providing a marvellous sailing experience that will help to grow the sport.’

The plans include a new permanent slipway, more race-boat parking, and lifting and mooring facilities, all of which will deliver new and improved sailing facilities for use during the Games and after.

Picture: How the site will lookafterthe 2012 Games