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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The Gannets in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

The Gannets, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

The Gannets in South West England has a 4+ star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 4 bedroom luxury House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. The Gannets does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at The Gannets start from £415 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Gannets

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

106 Ocean Views in Portland, Dorset, South West England

106 Ocean Views, Portland

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

106 Ocean Views self catering accommodation in Portland, Dorset sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. 106 Ocean Views is close to the beach. Prices at 106 Ocean Views start from £292 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 106 Ocean Views

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering

Millstream Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Millstream Cottage, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

Millstream Cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 8. This 4 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Millstream Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Millstream Cottage start from £422 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Millstream Cottage

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 8 Pet friendly Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

204 Ocean Views in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

204 Ocean Views, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

204 Ocean Views in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 3 bedroom luxury Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Swimming Pool . Prices at 204 Ocean Views start from £335 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 204 Ocean Views

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 6 Indoor pool Luxury self catering

The Olympus Penthouse in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

The Olympus Penthouse, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

The Olympus Penthouse in South West England has a 4+ star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. The Olympus Penthouse is close to the beach. Prices at The Olympus Penthouse start from £609 7 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Olympus Penthouse

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

Vindelis House in Portland, Dorset, South West England

Vindelis House, Portland

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

Vindelis House in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 8. This 4 bedroom luxury House is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Vindelis House is close to the beach. Prices at Vindelis House start from £609 7 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Vindelis House customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Vindelis House

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Garden Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering Vindelis House Customer Feedback and Reviews

3 Park Mews in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

3 Park Mews, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

3 Park Mews in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom luxury House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Prices at 3 Park Mews start from £256 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 3 Park Mews

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

167 Ocean Views in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

167 Ocean Views, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

167 Ocean Views in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 1 bedroom luxury Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Swimming Pool . 167 Ocean Views is close to the beach. Prices at 167 Ocean Views start from £303 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 167 Ocean Views

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Close to the Beach Luxury self catering

Meadow View in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Meadow View, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

Meadow View self catering accommodation in Weymouth, Dorset sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom luxury House is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden . It also has Internet access. Meadow View does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Meadow View start from £361 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Meadow View

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering

Whitestones in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Whitestones, Weymouth

Sailing breaks in DorsetSouth West England

Whitestones in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 7. This 3 bedroom luxury House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Whitestones is close to the beach. Prices at Whitestones start from £394 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Whitestones

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Luxury self catering

 

 

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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