Business name : Castle Cove Sailing Club

Castle Cove is a thriving, family club which sails in Portland Harbour in Weymouth. Established in 1923 in a cliff-top chalet overlooking Castle Cove it has grown steadily and in September 2002 we moved to our present clubhouse at the end of Old Castle Road.

We now have over 450 memberships with members of all ages who race and cruise in a variety of dinghies and keelboats. Members have worked hard to provide a wide range of excellent facilities: a large dinghy park, moorings for the keelboats and ashore, a comfortable, well-appointed clubhouse and bar.

During the lead up to the Olympics in 2012 we have welcomed sailors from over 20 countries to join us and train at the club. With a full social diary, in summer and in winter, we have a strong self-help ethos and take pride in being a very friendly club, run by members for members.Racing is organised Monday and Wednesday evenings in the summer and at least one day at the weekend from Easter through till Boxing Day. The club provides safety cover when racing is in progress. There is a mixture of class racing and more general handicap racing. Our most enthusiastic dinghy classes being Scorpion, Contender, Laser 2000 and Laser 4000 with growing fleets of foiling Moths, Phantoms and Ospreys challenging the ever popular Lasers and Wayfarers. There is a very lively Cadet Section to cater for 8 -18 yr. olds. They meet on Friday evenings to provide training and sailing supervised by a dedicated band of parents and helpers. Youngsters are expected to be able to sail to the standard of RYA start sailing scheme level 2 before they can take the helm themselves and they are encouraged to do this with a training centre before joining. If they cannot sail they may be able to go out with an adult helper if a suitable boat is available. Parents of those under 12 must stay at the club and may be asked to help with the sessions or with light club maintenance.
Typically our cadets initially sail Toppers, Optimists, Mirrors and Cadets, and are encouraged to join in with club racing either crewing for an older sailor or competing in their own boat. They soon progress, some venturing onto the regional and national circuits bringing back trophies from far and wide