East Cowes Marina staff practice rescuing a 'man overboard'
25 Aug2019

Portland Week Sunday – water safety & big clean

Sunday is a water safety day and end-of-week clean-up

Look around Weymouth’s RNLI lifeboat, see a liferaft demonstration and help us clean up in, on and under the water.


Weymouth RNLI lifeboat

Have a look onboard Weymouth's inshore lifeboat which will be moored in the marina. Talk to the crew and learn about staying safe on the water.

  • Free 
  • Available all day

TS Pelican

The tall ship Pelican will be in the marina to look around. Maybe you'll be inspired to join-up as ship's crew...

  • Free
  • Available all day

Big beach clean

Our end of week clear-up of Portland Harbour - besides, on and under the water.

Walk the beach, paddle a dinghy, canoe or SUP, or join BSAC and local divers under the waves to pick up rubbish and make Portland a bit more beautiful.

  • 10am meet in the marquee
  • 10.30am-12pm The big clean
  • 12.30pm Sort the collected rubbish ready for recycling
  • 4pm Handover of the sorted rubbish to Baxter Environmental for recycling
  • Free event, no booking. Just turn up and help

Gloves, litter pickers and bags provided.

Talks in the tent

No booking needed - turn-up and learn something new, for free.

  • Rounding the Bill with Bob Elliott of Quality Time Training 

Life raft time trial

Have a go launching and boarding a liferaft, then turning it over when it capsizes. A great opportunity to have a bit of fun and learn some skills you'll hopefully never need.

Teams of two can compete for the fastest time, or just have a go. Organised by Quality Time Training

  • 1.30pm register in the marquee
  • 2pm demonstration by marina staff
  • 2.15pm onwards, time trial starts
  • Lifejackets provided
  • Cost TBA
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