Full Throttle Business Push



Full Throttle Business Push to Prosper Weymouth and Portland

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has focused the start of the winter months on a full throttle business push which looks set to prosper the Dorset region in the lead up to, during and post 2012. 

Heavy weights of the yacht racing world including Sir Keith Mills, Rod Carr OBE, Jonathan Levy from the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and Maria Moynihan-Lee from the Galway stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race travelled to Dorset today in order to share their views on successful business practices.

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy also took the opportunity to announce themselves as the national start and finish venue of the ‘Round Britain 2012’ (RB12) dubbed Britain’s biggest multi-faceted land, sea and air event, which will involve over 1,000 contestants and supporting crew during June 2012.  Celebrations included appearances from an original Porsche GT40 Super Car, Twin Squirrel Helicopter and a Goldfish 36 P1 (Team Rooster) ‘the Fastest Diesel Production Boat in the World and the Fastest Rib to Round Britain in 08’.  Despite this event using supercars, aircraft and powerboats, the organisers will be ensuring that RB12 incorporates carbon offsetting to ensure that the overall event is carbon neutral.

Speaking at the conference today John Tweed, Chief Executive of the WPNSA highlighted the importance of a business focus, ‘Weymouth and Portland are becoming buzzing event locations which is positive for the local Dorset economy.  We feel that conferences bringing experienced individuals together can produce new ideas and opportunities for the future of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and we hope to build on all qualities of the area to bring future major yacht racing events to the South West and to ensure a prosperous future for the region.”



‘Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy hosted Speakers for a Major Yachting Conference with a Business Edge – from left to right – Rod Carr OBE, Jonathan Levy Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Maria Moynihan-Lee  from the Galway Volvo Ocean Race stopover, Sir Keith Mills, Neil McGrigor of Round Britain 2012 and John Tweed Chief Executive of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy’

Pictures courtesy of Dorset Media Service 2010

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