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Old 02 June 2006, 10:10   #1
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Weymouth Slipways

Hey Guys

I'm going down to Weymouth tomorrow for the day and wondered if anybody could tell me which of the slipways is best to use.
I'll be towing a small box trailer(containing SIB) so need somewhere relatively safe to park the car and trailer.

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Old 02 June 2006, 10:34   #2
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Andy, there is a big wide slip on the East side of the marina in the town centre. Several car parks between marina and shops but can fill quickly with shoppers. Seen trailers left slip but not sure this is a good idea. There is a slip near the lifeboat but parking is dreadfull. Next slip is under the causeway bridge to Portland, in the small marina, quite friendly and gives access directly into Portland Harbour. Castletown on Portland has a good slip but busy with divers and nearby car parks also fills quickly.

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Theres a big one at the sailing academy in portland I have used, although not sure whether this is accessible to the general public, you may have to be involved in a sailing event.
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The "slip under the causeway bridge to Portland" - is this the Blue Water Horizons slip thats featured on boatlaunch.co.uk ?
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Could be, but the firewall won't let me view it at the moment. Its on the south East side of the bridge. ADS yep the Portland Sailing Centre does have a nice slip but charged a fortune last time we were there.

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Weymouth slipway

The slipways at the Sailing Academy are open for use but you need to check in as a day member (20 for up to 6M I think + 3 ish harbour fee). Info on their website www.wpnsa.org.uk Can launch at all states of the tide.

May seem expensive but great facilities, seperate slipways for the dingy sailors and RIBS, yacthies also use the slip with the crane lift. Also has a great cafe and freshwater taps all over the place to flush/wash. Some great cruising/wave jumping along the coast to Lulworth (nice ice cream shop) but don't go any further if the ranges are firing! - or into Weymouth Harbour for an 'orange juice' in the pub.

Bluwater Horizons by Ferrybridge launch your boat for you with a tractor, bit cheaper but not so many facilties and a bit of a race through the channel.

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Beware the price of parking in Weymouth...Specially if you're towing a trailer!

I worked it out that last time I launched in Weymouth it would have been cheaper to launch in Kimmeridge and pay the extra fuel...
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The Sailing Academy Sounds like a good bet. As my boats just under 15' their website states it would only cost 10 for the day uncluding parking plus a few quid extra for the harbour fee - that's not bad.

Thanks for the advice guys
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Ferry Bridge is the place. Drive through Wyke Regis on the Portland Road, as soon as you get to water at the beginning of Chesil Beach road look down to your left and that's the place. Watch for the sand bars in the harbour at low tide.
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Alice, is it a slip or a beach and how's the parking around that area?

Any good for trailers?
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