The Portland Gig Rowing Club row a red boat across Portland Marina
21 Aug2019

Portland Week Wednesday – paddle day

Get afloat in anything with a paddle – there will be plenty of opportunities to have a go.


XL SUP team challenge

Have fun with eight friends or colleagues with a bit of teamwork on the giant paddleboards. All equipment provided.

  • 2.30pm safety briefing, 3pm start
  • Costs £5 per person for teams of up to eight people, with all proceeds going to Surfers Against Sewage 
  • Children aged eight to 18 are welcome as part of a team with at least two adults and must wear a buoyancy aid. Wetsuits and buoyancy aids are not provided
  • Register your team here

SUP taster sessions

Have a go on a stand-up paddleboard with an Adventure4All instructor – perfect for family groups. All equipment provided.

  • Suitable for all ages, and children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Meet at the Adventure4All trailer on the marina lawn
    • 9:30am XL SUP fun session for children. Ages 6 - 12. 1 hrs. £5 per person
    • 11am SUP taster. All ages. 1hrs. £19.80 per person (includes 10% discount)
    • 1:30pm SUP taster. All ages. 1hrs. £19.80 per person (includes 10% discount)
    • Click to book here 

For the tasters we will do a 10% off for the day

Gig rowing taster sessions

Try your arm at rowing in one of Portland Gig Rowing Club’s racing gigs.

  • Suitable for ages 11+, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • 10am-4pm - meet at the Portland Gig Rowing stand by the marquee
  • Cost £3 per person ages 11 to 16 and £5 per person ages 16+.
  • Bookings will be taken on the day

International inflatables race

Fun rowing/paddling race in anything inflatable - dinghy, lilo or unicorn! Race across the marina and back, and be prepared to get wet.

  • Race starts at 10am, briefing at 9.30am
  • Cost £5 per inflatable, with all proceeds going to Surfers Against Sewage
  • Please wear a buoyancy aid!

Amelie Rose, Clean Seas Odyssey

Come to T pontoon to look at the lovely wooden yacht Amelie Rose and learn about plastic pollution in the English Channel. Go for a sail too.

  • 10am-noon - Open boat, have a look and chat
  • 1pm-4pm - Taster sail. £25 per person
  • 6pm-9pm - Taster sail. £25 per person
  • Click here to book
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