Tickets for the Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and Portland go sale on 5th March
Members of the public are being encouraged to cheer on the British Sailing Team at the last World Cup event before the 2016 Rio Olympics, held in Dorset from 6 – 12 June 2016.
Tickets to watch the action at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy will go on sale from Saturday 5th March.
The Sailing World Cup rolls in to Weymouth and Portland for the fourth leg of the 2016 series and you could be there to cheer on the British Sailing Team in their final showdown before the Games in August.
Hosted by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, which hosted the Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitions four years ago, the event will showcase more than 600 of the best sailors in the world and you could have a ring side seat in the ‘seaside’ inspired spectators area.
Event director, Bas Edmonds said: ‘Last year we had over 600 visitors join us at the venue to soak up the atmosphere and cheer the sailors on, so this year we are making it bigger and better and looking to provide a fantastic send-off for the sailors at their last major event before the Games.’
Take in all the action in the boat park as the sailors prepare their boats for racing and get close to your favourite British sailors as they prepare to take on their international rivals on home waters.
Visitors will also be able to watch the racing live on the big screen (Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June only) and have front row seats to the medal presentations (Sunday only).
There will also be a number of shore-side activities, as well as the opportunity to get afloat and try dinghy sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding for free on both the Saturday and Sunday.
A number of different entertainment activities for all the family are also being planned, so why not pack a picnic and grab your deck chair and join us for all the action. (Seating is provided in the spectator area but is limited).
Tickets are available for the final qualification day on Saturday 11 June and the Medal Race Day on Sunday 12 June.
You can also visit the venue for free from Wednesday 6 June – Friday 10 June during practice sessions and qualifying, but note, there is no live streaming of the racing at the venue on these days.
Tickets on Saturday’s final qualification day cost £5 for adults, £3 for children, with a Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) available for £15. Under fives go free.
Sunday Medal Race Day tickets cost £7.50 for adults, £4.50 for children, with family tickets available for £20. Under fives go free.
To book your ticket visit https://2016sailingworldcupgb.eventbrite.co.uk Ticket numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
If you plan on visiting the event on one of the “free” days, you will still need to register via the ticket website for a venue access pass.
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Then don’t forget to activate your show ticket at the Sailing World Cup stand in the Panorama Hall giving you free access to the Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland on Saturday 11 June. Visit the stand to find out more.