Ian Porter started sailing Wayfarers at the age of eleven and by his mid- teens started to race within this class. He also worked at a local sailing school to earn pocket money to spend on his boat and was always out sailing on every day and weekend when he was not studying.
Since this time, he has gone onto win numerous World and National Sailing Championships in a large variety of classes. These wins include the principle trophies in the Wayfarer, Osprey and Wanderer classes as well as countless Area titles.
a result of this success he has run training camps through the
Ian Porter Sales Ltd is one of the longest established and most respected dinghy and small keelboat builders in the United kingdom. A recent re-organisation has seen Ian Porter form a South Coast outlet for Hartley Laminates and their range of dinghies. With the benefit of over 40 years involvement in various class boats and numerous championship titles behind him, customers can be sure that the reputation previously achieved will be maintained.
Mouldings are obtained from Derby and fitted out and completed to owners specification. We are therefore able to offer:
Extensive range of models.
South coast outlet for Wayfarers, Wanderers, Gulls, Osprey, Supernova, Optimist and kestrel.
Manufacture of a range of Rigid Inflatable Boats.
Repair and refurbishment service.
Brokerage service for existing owners of boats within the range.
Part exchange service for owners wishing to trade within the range.
Suppliers to many major schools and institutions.