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Thursday 27th Oct 2016

On the weekend of the 15th and 16th October 2016 our brand-new Young Leaders Programme started with 6 young people from the local area taking part. The programme is aimed at developing the young sailors' abilities on and off the water to put them on the pathway to becoming RYA instructors. Over the course of 6 months they will be spending 1 weekend per month at the centre to undertake this training, with the outcome of them becoming RYA Assistant Instructors at the centre, where they will be able to help out on sessions and gain experience in a role of responsibility.

Thursday 18th Aug 2016

Join us for the world's largest sailing event at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre (ASSC) on Saturday 17th September 2016.

Bart’s Bash, launched in 2014, is the world’s largest sailing event that is run by sailing clubs, community sailing programmes, sail training centres, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets and even groups of sailors, all around the world.

Wednesday 6th Jul 2016

To celebrate the 2016 Games this summer, the RYA will be hitting the road during the Olympic sailing medal race week with the RYA Sail for Gold Roadshow.

Wednesday 15th Jun 2016

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre in conjunction with the Official Test Centre (OTC) and Business by Business are proud to announce the launch of the Professional Instructor Training Programme this Autumn.

Wednesday 18th May 2016

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre celebrated its second birthday on Saturday by inviting people from the local community to join in activities such as: free sailing tasters, fossil hunting and stone carving.
More than 300 people aged 5+ took advantage of the light winds and sunshine and got out on the water for a sailing taster, many of which were completely new to the sport. Families and friends enjoyed sailing together and there were lots of smiles as they returned to shore.

Wednesday 17th Feb 2016

A fantastic start to the season down at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre with our very first RYA Senior Instructor Course taking place this half-term. We are excited to welcome instructors from across the country to come and train at the world-class facilities we have to offer on site at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Over the course of 4 days they will learn how to become on-the-water and off-the-water managers, how to supervise, train and look after their team of instructors to run successful RYA sailing courses.

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