Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre Portland
Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre Portland (ASWC Portland) is a not-for-profit watersports centre offering sailing tuition, multi-activity and schools and groups packages for ages 5 plus. Based at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, it boasts world-class facilities and is one of the top places to sail in Northern Europe.
We offer the full RYA Sailing Syllabus for both youth and adults, children’s multi-activity adventure weeks, Sea Monkeys for 5-7 year olds, the new RYA Foiling Scheme plus extensive options for schools and groups. We have partnered with YHA Portland for the past three years and it’s prime location and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for groups and families to stay whilst they enjoy the watersports we have to offer.
This lovely area is great for watersports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water! Try diving, sailing, kite-surfing, wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding, sea kayaking and boat trips a stone's throw from YHA Portland.
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This lovely area is great for watersports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!
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