Enjoy the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Regattas on a Cottage Break

Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Cottage Breaks

The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events are being held between July and September from Weymouth and Portland on the South Coast of England. It's sure to be a spectacular sight seeing the leading Olympians battle it out on the water in sailing classes ranging from Finn and Laser to 49er and RS-X.

Although tickets for Olympic events are hard to get hold of, as the sailing take place off shore it is possible to see it from many coastal vantage points and of course you can enjoy the party/celebratory atmosphere, events and attractions in Weymouth, Portland and near by towns.

Britain won 6 medals last time out at Beijing 2008, therefore so hopes are high for 2012 and so there is no better time to visit the Dorset coast for a weekend break, short break or holiday so take a look at some great self catering cottages below. Find out more about the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Sailing Regattas below.

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Sunny Gardens in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Sunny Gardens, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

Sunny Gardens self catering accommodation in Weymouth, Dorset sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . Sunny Gardens does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Sunny Gardens start from £313 a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Sunny Gardens


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Garden

3 bedroom cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

3 bedroom cottage, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

3 bedroom cottage in South West England has a 3 star rating and can sleep up to 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. 3 bedroom cottage is close to the beach. 3 bedroom cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at 3 bedroom cottage start from £315 but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 3 bedroom cottage


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available

2 bedroom holiday home in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

2 bedroom holiday home, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

2 bedroom holiday home in South West England has a 3 star rating and can sleep up to 3. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . 2 bedroom holiday home is close to the beach. 2 bedroom holiday home does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at 2 bedroom holiday home start from £325 but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 2 bedroom holiday home


Sleeps 2 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Garden

3 bedroom cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

3 bedroom cottage, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

3 bedroom cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 3 bedroom luxury Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. 3 bedroom cottage is close to the beach. Activities close by include fishing . 3 bedroom cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at 3 bedroom cottage start from £380 but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 3 bedroom cottage


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Garden Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

2 bedroom holiday home in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

2 bedroom holiday home, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

2 bedroom holiday home in South West England has a 3 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . 2 bedroom holiday home is close to the beach. 2 bedroom holiday home does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at 2 bedroom holiday home start from £395 but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 2 bedroom holiday home


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Garden

2 bedroom cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

2 bedroom cottage, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

2 bedroom cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Detached Garden . It also has Internet access. 2 bedroom cottage is close to the beach. 2 bedroom cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at 2 bedroom cottage start from £435 For a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 2 bedroom cottage


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available

3 bedroom cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

3 bedroom cottage, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

3 bedroom cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 3 bedroom cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include horse riding . 3 bedroom cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at 3 bedroom cottage start from £455 For a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 3 bedroom cottage


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner

3 bedroom cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

3 bedroom cottage, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

3 bedroom cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to . This cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . Activities close by include horse riding . Prices at 3 bedroom cottage start from £435 For a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 3 bedroom cottage


Garden Open fire or wood burner

 

 

2012 Olympic Sailing Events

The 2012 Olympic Sailing regatta sees some of the World's best sailors welcomed to the shores of Weymouth and Portland competing for 10 gold medals. In Beijing 2008 Britain won 4 Golds and 6 medals overall and so British hopes are high for London 2012.

The 890 hectare Portland Harbour is the sailing venue and is also home to the new Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (from the Academy - in non Olympic moments - has boat hire and runs sailing and surfing courses).

The Olympic sailing programme gets underway on Sunday 29th July with the Mens Finn, Star and Womens Elliott 6m classes. The Mens Laser, 49er and Womens Laser Radial start on Monday 30th July with the RS-X and Mens 49 starting on Tuesday 31st July.

All of the sailing events have multiple races over a number of days and so there is sailing planned, subject to weather, every day from the 29th July until the last day on Saturday 11th August.

There are Medal ceremonies every day from the Sunday 5th August to Saturday 11th August.

See the full Olympic sailing schedule at the London 2012 website: sailing schedule

 

Paralympic Sailing Events

Hot on the heels of the Olympics sailing comes the Paralympic sailing events on the same Weymouth and Portland water. Starting on the 1st September and running until the 6th September there are 3 medal events - single person keelboat, two person keelboat and three person keelboat.

With each event consisting of 11 races there is going to be plenty to see with the competition being every bit as hotly contested as the Olympic events.

See the full Paralympic sailing schedule at the London 2012 website: sailing schedule

 

Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Self Catering

For most people seeing the Olympic Sailing event is a once in lifetime opportunity and so it is not surprising that self catering cottages, apartments, lodges and even holiday parks are booked very early.

However, if you can not get in to your first choice accommodation or it is too expensive during these weeks, then it is worth extending your search across Dorset and nearby Hampshire.

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If the Weymouth and Portland self catering is fully booked then here are some useful self catering searches:

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