We want your visit to The Nothe spectator site in Weymouth to be as memorable as possible. Make sure you’re prepared for your London 2012 experience by reading the information below – and don’t forget to plan and book your travel in advance.
You might want to stay for longer and explore the local area, as there are plenty of things going on. You can find out about Games-times events and attractions at www.dorsetforyou.com/sailing2012
If you fancy getting out to explore more of what Dorset has to offer, you can find out about a whole range of activities, attractions and accommodation options at www.visit-dorset.com
Or if you’re interested in country pubs, long walks, coastal scenery, picturesque villages or the only UNESCO World heritage site in England, the Jurassic coast, Dorset has plenty to offer.
Why not pop into the Weymouth Tourist Information Centre en-route to the Nothe. Staff here will be able to help and advise and provide information about Dorset’s attractions and destinations. Weymouth TIC, Pavilion Theatre, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8ED , 01305 785747.
The London 2012 Games and the Dorset Olympic experience is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience so why not make the most of it – don’t just come for a day, come and stay!
When to arrive
Aim to arrive early – gates to The Nothe spectator site opens at 10am, two hours before competition starts.
Please note that recommended arrival times are for guidance only. You may leave and re-enter The Nothe if you wish.
Collecting tickets from this venue? See the latest London 2012 box office information
Safety and security
When you get to The Nothe, you’ll be asked to go through security checks. With so much going on and thousands of people arriving at the same time, you should expect to wait.
In general, please try to bring as little as possible with you – it will help you get through security screening more quickly.
One soft-sided bag is allowed per person – for example, a medium-sized handbag or small backpack (maximum 25 litres). There is nowhere to store luggage.
You cannot bring in the following:
- Liquids, aerosols or gels in quantities larger than 100ml. This includes drinks, perfume and other cosmetics and gels. Sun cream up to 200ml in original packaging is allowed.
- Glass bottles larger than 100ml (excluding medication contained in glass bottles)
There are also restrictions on the size and use of some items inside the venue, including:
- One medium-sized handbag or small backpack is allowed per person.
- Excessive amounts of food (you can bring food, provided it fits in your single bag).
- Large flags, oversized hats and large umbrellas
Other points to note:
- You should bring a blanket to sit on – folding chairs, picnic hampers and cool boxes are not permitted and there are no storage facilities available.
- There is seating for spectators with accessibility requirements.
- There are some marquees to provide rain cover and there is shelter in the Nothe but please dress appropriately for the conditions.
- Visitors are encouraged to remain seated rather than stand, for the benefit of everyone watching the sporting action.
Services and facilities
There is seating inside The Nothe for spectators with accessibility requirements. If you don’t have an accessibility requirement, you should bring a blanket to sit on – folding chairs, picnic hampers and cool boxes are not permitted and there are no storage facilities available.
The Nothe has a range of services and facilities, including plenty of food and drink stands, toilets and baby changing facilities, plus the London 2012 Shop.
'Spectator medical' icon: The icon for 'Spectator medical' on the venue map resembles the red cross emblem. The red cross emblem is a protective symbol and its use is restricted by law. The sign used to signify first aid and other health care services at the venue is a white cross on a green background.
Food and drink
There’s a great variety of food and drink available to buy inside The Nothe spectator site.
The only way to pay is by Visa (debit, credit or prepaid card) or cash: food and drink outlets inside The Nothe accept cash only, and there are no ATM cash machines available.
Help us make London 2012 the first zero-waste Games – please recycle while you’re at the Games.
Recycling in venues couldn’t be easier. All food and drink packaging will feature a green, orange or black symbol – so all you have to do is put your packaging in the matching coloured bin.
If you lose something during your visit, or find something that doesn’t belong to you, go to an information point on the day or contact firstname.lastname@example.org after you’ve left the venue.
If you’ve got a question about your visit to The Nothe, ask our virtual agent
On the day, you can visit an information point for venue and sports information, transport updates and more.
If you have a ticketing query, please go to the ticket resolution office at the venue or visit the London 2012 Ticketing website
Please note that services and operations at The Nothe spectator site are being delivered by a third party operator on behalf of London 2012.