Weymouth and Portland

Cruising Association

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Weymouth and Portland Cruising Association

Welcome aboard!

WPCA is a friendly and informal sailing and motor boat club for those who enjoy cruising or just messing about in boats. Racing doesn't normally feature in our activities.

Throughout the year we meet almost every Tuesday from 7.30pm onwards at Castle Cove Sailing Club overlooking Portland Harbour.

As you can see from the programme we have an extensive summer cruising programme; and in the winter, a programme of talks, visits, and social events. Our membership is very broadly based from those with little experience to seasoned sailors with thousands of sea miles under their belts. We also have a number of moorings in Portland Harbour available to members.

You can follow our members' adventures on our Cruising Blog. The latest postings are below.


Phil Stringer plans to take Taufan North with crew Martin Figg and Kate Harley. Leaving Friday 18 April they plan to round the Bill about mid-day. Then, if the weather performs to forecast, head straight for Lands End and cross St Georges Channel. Last time we visited Ireland, in 2008, we were eventually driven back by days of rain in Baltimore. This time however we’re planning to follow the East Coast to Dublin, e.t.a. Monday, where no doubt we shall imbibe some traditional yeasty culture (“to be sure….”) and perhaps even the literary variety ( the Book of Kells maybe?) before heading further North.
Our ultimate destination is the Western Isles of Scotland (more yeasty culture!) after the Clyde where we plan to pick up Phil Walker as the knowledgeable expert on those parts.
Look out for us on marinetraffic.com as we make our way, both at sea and through the Crinan Canal.
Watch this space – if I can keep up with the technology. - Martin

2 days ago

Ahh  - That Fitting Out Feeling!

1 week ago

Laying Up Supper November 2013

5 months ago

Laying Up Supper November 2013

5 months ago

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Forthcoming Events

Tue 22 April 19:30- 20:30
Social Evening

Tue 29 April 20:00- 21:00
AGM and Buffet

Sat 3 May
A Day in the Bay with Mark Kemmis-Betty

Tue 6 May 19:30- 20:30
Social Evening

Tue 13 May 19:30- 20:30
Social Evening

Sun 18 May
Lulworth for Lunch with Shaun and Angela Kerrigan

Tue 20 May 19:30- 20:30
Social Evening