HMS OSPREY - as t'is
The venue for the 2012 Olympic Games sailing events is pictured in this image from the Daily Telegraph.
From the Olympic Games website "Weymouth and Portland is ideal for sailing as it is exposed to reliable winds from most directions, but is sheltered from large waves and currents."
Those who have driven Her Majesty's ships in the area and in the harbour may have some difficulty with this statement!
About Weymouth and Portland
The venue comprises the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and the adjoining commercial marina.
It has kick-started the regeneration of the former Naval Air Station at Portland, now known as Osprey Quay, where new residential, commercial and marina facilities are already underway.
Weymouth and Portland provides some of the best natural sailing waters in the UK, with facilities on land to match. The site has already hosted numerous international sailing events, including the 2006 ISAF World Youth Championships attended by over 60 nations.
Work to enhance the sailing facilities at Weymouth and Portland has been completed. The enhancements to the existing WPNSA facilities include a new permanent 250m slipway and new lifting and mooring facilities.
The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule, providing world-class facilities for elite athletes and the local community more than three years before the Games.