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The Official Test Centre

Location: Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Opened on July 31st 2010, The Official Test Centre UK is located within the grounds of the UK's national sailing academy on Portland and overlooks the most prominent watersports arena in the world today. Accessible at any tide state and boasting some of the best wind statistics on the south coast, The OTC is proud to bring their unique windsurf centre concept back to a windsurfing nation.


Weymouth and Portland have a great deal to shout about, from the only World Heritage Coastline in the UK with breath-taking coastal paths, to vast sheltered family beaches ... and a whole host of activities to keep the most energetic visitor coming back for more. A short trip from London, the harbour will play host to the sailing classes for the 2012 Olympic Games, and with the facilities already up and running, is sure to provide a legacy for the area for many years to come.


Flat water windsurfing arenas don't come much better than Portland Harbour. It has some of the best wind statistics of the south coast of England, is accessible in all wind directions and tide states, and can cater for all abilities, from the complete beginner to the seasoned speed fanatic or freestyle meastro. The legacy of Weymouth Speed Week - one of the longest running annual windsurfing competitions in the world, is testament to just how special a stretch of water Portland Harbour is for windsurfing. The location that has it all, making windsurfing applicable for everyone.