19 Aug2019

Portland Week

There's something for everyone each day at Portland Week

Portland Week is a celebration of the sea, with different activities every day - there's something for everyone!

Activities are either free, a donation to charity or a small participation fee. We're supporting Surfers Against Sewage and there is a strong 'clean seas' theme to the week, as well as lots of fun things to try.

The Weymouth-Portland ferry will be running every day between Brewer's Quay in Weymouth and Portland Marina. Leave the car behind and hop on the boat to join the fun.

Read on, or click through to the special Portland Week pages.

Monday 19 August - art by the sea

Meet local artists and view (and buy) some fantastic art, sculpture and photography.

Children join our beachcombing Wombling sculpture workshop, there's a cafe-to-cafe walk and litter pick, Horatio Morpurgo will be judging the short story competition, and you can take a trip on the gaffer Amelie Rose.

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Tuesday 20 August - boating day

Get afloat in boats of all sizes. 

Join Portland Yacht Club at Worbarrow Bay for a beach BBQ, take a trip on the tall ship Moonfleet, have a go driving a RIB and see the latest motorboats from Ocqueteau.

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Wednesday 21 August - paddle day

You don't need sails or a motor to make way on the water.

Have a go joining the gig team, try a SUP (stand-up paddleboard), take part in the fun inflatables race or enter a team in the SUP XL challenge.

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Thursday 22 August - diving day

Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay is a great base for divers.

Join the snorkel safari, try an underwater treasure hunt and visit the underwater sculpture park. If you don't fancy getting wet, take a trip on the gaffer Amelie Rose.

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Friday 23 August - fishing day

Have a go and learn more about the fish in our local waters.

There's a fishing competition for boat and kayak anglers, learn to fish on a charter trip, kids' crabbing competition, hook & cook and talk to IFCA about mackerel and sea bass.

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Saturday 24 August - competition day

Fun competitions for everyone.

Beat explorer Paul Rose in our 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Boat' RIB driving competition, bring your recycled (and recyclable) birdman wings and fly from Moonfleet's deck, and Paul Rose will judge the short film competition.

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Sunday 25 August - the last day!

We're finishing the week with a day of boats, safety and tidying-up.

Go onboard the Weymouth lifeboat and tall ship Pelican, take a trip on gaffer Amelie Rose, try-out a liferaft and join us for the Big Beach Clean, beside, on and under the water.

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