Homecoming for Weymouth & Portland Olympians

What a homecoming for our Weymouth & Portland based Olympians

Sailing OlympiansWell I have just returned from the Civic welcome of our sailing Olympians, Sara Ayton, Bryony Shaw, Nick Dempsey, Sarah Webb, Paul Goodison and Saskia Clarke.

It was a very emotional affair with tears from the Portland Mayor who said she was very proud of their achievements, I must admit to a few tears myself – when you see the Olympic medals it has quite an effect.

The Civic parade started in Weymouth Town Centre and worked its way over to The Heights Hotel on Sailing Olympians of Civic TourPortland where they left for the last part of the journey to the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. Thousands of people gathered along the route all the wayfrpom Weymouth to Portland halting the progress of the journey on a number of occasions for photographs.

So now they have another four years of practice ahead of them ready for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games – we wish them well.

Roy Griffiths
Managing Director