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Old 12 December 2009, 16:22   #11
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Not sure if the sailing club (Castle Cove) are allowing use of their slipway? They took over the sailing Centre at the end of Old Castle Road when it moved to Portland.

They have 2 slips, 1 of which is usable at all tide states.

So options are;
Weymouth Harbour - good slipway and parking
Ferry Bridge - tide dependant and can be difficult
Sailing acadamy - great place but can be expensive
Castletown - free, parking local, ok at most tide states
Castle Cove Sailing Club, if allowed


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Yep, Royal Engineer bridging camp have a superb slip up the fleet but you will need to be MOD to get in. Possibly a public over the grass slip just to the south of the MOD wire fence.

DERA have one in the North East corner of Portland Harbour but it is steep and has a ledge at the top so sib sized boats only, although we have stored boats there before.

Sailing club half way along northern Portland Harbour foreshore? going to be shallow at LW though.

Yacht club on south side of Weymouth harbour has slip, but parking a nightmare and narrow access roads. Possibly another near RNLI station but again parking extremly difficult.

After that you are into Kimmeridge / Lulworth / Swanage.

My choice would be Weymouth town centre. Sheltered, food in the highstreet 50 yards away and parking for trailer and car available at small cost.

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Yep, Royal Engineer bridging camp have a superb slip up the fleet but you will need to be MOD to get in.
The address is Camp Road aptly enough.
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Not sure if the sailing club (Castle Cove) are allowing use of their slipway? They took over the sailing Centre at the end of Old Castle Road when it moved to Portland.

They have 2 slips, 1 of which is usable at all tide states.
Members only, and even then RIBs still only allowed to launch there if being used in connection with club activity (such as rescue boat etc).

The slipway next to the lifeboat at Weymouth SC have very narrow access (and 2 locked compounds to get through. Again members only.

I haven't tried council slip in Weymouth harbour- sounds good though. Have I heard about a lip at low tide where trailers can get stuck?
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The harbour slip does indeed have a lip at low tide & parking can be a little hit and miss in the summer. I use the sailing accadamy slip, nice and wide with good access, toilets and a hose. once you get to know them they will let you leave trailer and car in the compound at the top of the slip. Good value too so long as you under estimate the length of your rib. Not sure about Castletown but would be interested to hear any comments about parking availability.
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