The nature of sporting events is that they frequently take place on sites that simply do not have the permanent infrastructure on site to service the event. The Olympic Sailing at Weymouth in 2012 was once such event. Great Britain has an impressive history of success at Olympic Sailing, and 2012 was no exception as their 3rd place on the medal table at the culmination of the event, allowed them to top the leader board of medals gained between 1896 – 2012
Sailing (Yachting) has always been a part of the Olympic programme. The Sailing program of 2012 consisted of a total of eight sailing classes (ten disciplines). Eleven Fleet races were scheduled from 29 July 2012 to 11 August 2012 of the coast at Weymouth Bay for each event except for the 49er and the Elliott6m. For the 49er a total of 16 races were scheduled. Of the 11 (16) races, 10 (15) were scheduled as opening races and the last one as medal race. For the Elliott 6m a series of match races was scheduled. The sailing was done on different types of courses.
Clearly it was not going to be possible to host the sailing actually in London alongside all of the facilities of the Olympic Park, as the Olympic sailing events must be held on the open sea. Consequently the decision was made to hold the Olympic Regattas at Weymouth Bay in the reconstructed Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
Keeping the site looking pristine was a key element for the organisers and when Camp Cleanevent were commissioned to look after the litter picking at the Olympic sailing event at Weymouth, they contacted us about temporary kitchen hire, and consequently we provided one of our portable kitchens for the duration of the event.