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The BSA Season Starts Right Here!

OTC_Event_Shields_Layered_a2_UPDATE_BSA_GaastraOpening the 2015 British Slalom Association (BSA) season, GA Sails are pleased to join the team at the Official Test Centre (OTC) and welcome everyone to Portland. Based at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), this venue is tailor made to host events (none more important than the BSA events of course!), with fantastic facilities and all the amenities that are required to combat the conditions at this time of year. Many of you will know how to get to the OTC venue, but if not, visit their website for directions here.

Should the wind not play ball, there will be a host of other activities put on, with the OTC possessing a fleet of Vandal iSUPs for a spot of team relay racing … or maybe a GPS speed challenge to whet the appetite for the NWF Speed Challenge which will be on the same site a week later.

The event also coincides with a local event taking place just over the fence at the Dean and Reddyhoff Portland Marina. Creatively dubbed ‘Fish and Ships’ it is only the second year the event has taken place, but if last year is anything to go by, there will be a whole host of pop-up stands and eateries displaying the best seafood and farmed that Dorset has to offer. Certainly not one to miss … there is even rumour of a live band in the evening. For more information, visit the Dean and Reddyhoff website.

On Saturday evening, the WPNSA Spinnakers lounge will be open until late, enabling everyone to catch up from the BSA winter break and have a few quiet ones in preparation for the Sunday activities. For more information about the event or any advice regarding accommodation or timings, just email the OTC on or call 07817 717904.


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