The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events will be hosted at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), and the adjoining Portland Marina, which offers world-class facilities and some of the best small boat sailing conditions in the world.
The ODA’s enhancements to the existing WPNSA sailing facilities include a new permanent 250m slipway and new lifting and mooring facilities.
The completion of the project means that elite athletes and the local Dorset community can use the world-class facilities for more than three years leading up to the Games.
World number one Laser Sailor and Beijing 2008 gold medallist Paul Goodison, who lives locally, saw the new facilities unveiled today. He said: ‘Winning gold in Qingdao was an amazing experience – I am now looking forward to 2012, training and competing out of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on my home waters.’
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