Last week another customer fell between their boat and the pontoon finger in the Westwey Road marina. The lady was unable to get herself out of the water despite desperate attempts and was rescued by the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat. The following points should be considered by berth-holders: Do you know where the nearest escape ladder is to your boat? Is it worth leaving a ladder lowered on the stern of your boat in harbour if you have one? Think about following the harbour staff's example by wearing a lifejacket at all times on the pontoons. A customer has also suggested that it could be helpful to know where the closest vessel is with a bathing platform etc. on the stern as this could be used in an emergency to get out. Likewise please familiarise yourself with all emergency equipment on the pontoons. Please act now to ensure you do not find yourself in the same position. Do not under-estimate the difficulty in getting out of the water when you are shocked and cold.
Weymouth Events 2020
Local Directives
A PHA directive regarding kite surfing in Portland Harbour can be read HERE
Portland Harbour Authority Directive re. Kite Surfing
Weymouth Harbour Authority Directive re. Pontoon Safety
Latest news from Weymouth Harbour HERE
Latest news from Portland Port HERE
HOME PAGE HOME PAGE DATE   EVENT   DETAILS   FACILITIES REQUIRED   CST ATTENDEES   MARCH           30 - 31   RYA Kiteboard National Ranking   Weymouth & Portland National Sailing  Academy     CE will pay a visit   APRIL           12 - 19   RYA National  Youth Championship   Weymouth & Portland National Sailing  Academy     CE and JMc will attend on one of the  days   14   Weymouth Walkies   Weymouth Beach     JMc will take a look   MAY           5   1 st   Portland Scouts’ Spring Fling   Weston Football Field, Weston Street,  Portland.  12.00 - 4.00 pm     TS will attend   10 - 12   International Guild of Knot Tiers  Exhibition   Nothe Fort, Weymouth  –   free entry     CE will pay a visit   11   ASWC Open Day   Osprey Quay, Portland   Small Gazebo     25 - 26   Family Fun Day   Nothe Fort, Weymouth  –   10.30 - 17.30  –   admission fee     JMc will pay a visit   JUNE           22   Armed Force’s Day    Weymouth Seafront from 10.00 am     DC will participate, DH will attend   23   Open Air Service and Parade   Weymouth Seafront from 11.00 am   24   Armed Force’s Flag Raising   Weymouth Seafront   JULY           5 - 7   RYA Sailability Championships   Weymouth & Portland National Sailing  Academy     JG and TS will try to attend on one of the  days   13 - 14   Clubs of Weymouth Dinghy Regatta       CE will deposit literature at WSC   13 - 14   Nyetimber  Dorset Seafood Festival   Fresh food, live music and more     AH likely to attend; CE  &   TS will liaise  with lifeboat shop   28 /7 -   2/8   Weymouth RNLI Parade of Boats   and Lifeboat Week     Throwbag Kit   CST involved at   various times esp.  throwbag competition at Bowleaze   31/7  (CE & TS).   AUGUST           26   Watersports Day   Portland Marina   T hrowbag  Kit, G azebo and/or  Road Show   CE & TS will attend   SEPTEMBER           14 - 15   Barts Bash.   Weymouth & Portland National Sailing  Academy   Gazebo   JMc will attend   OCTOBER           5 - 10   Weymouth Speed Week   Portland Harbour     CE to offer safety boat
Weymouth Community Lifesaving Plan - Planned Events 2020