Friday, October 20, 2017

Sailing and Boating for the Disabled

Sailing for the disabledCheck out this section of ABLEize to find probably the largest and most up-to-date collection of disabled an accessible sailing and boating organisations located throughout all of the UK.  Browse the sites to find details and contacts of assisted and non assisted sailing clubs and associations offering disabled sailing activities and holidays for all disabilities such as physical or learning disabilities, blind and wheelchair users with most clubs and organisations catering for all disabilities and offering varied levels of assistance including wheelchair hoists to assist with getting in and out of the boats.

Disabled people, specially those with a physical disability are often put off from sailing due to poor access, all the clubs listed offer full assistance with getting in and out of the boat and full sailing safety to make this an enjoyable and much loved accessible sport or hobby.  Find a club near you are ask them about taster disabled sailing sessions, most offer them. This section contains possibly the largest list of disabled sailing and yachting clubs throughout the UK but please check out your local county for more disabled clubs and groups by clicking the highlighted link  Trust ABLEize, we have accessible sailing covered!

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All Abroad WaterSports

Formerly Bristol Sailability. Offers accessibly sailing for all disabilities in Bristol including a dementia inclusive project. Site includes images, session details and contacts.

Broxbourne Sailing Club

A club dedicated to providing accessibility features for disabled sailors providing details of their accessible trimaran's, membership and contacts. Includes a downloadable brochure. Essex.

Challenger Sailing

Details of the Challenger sailing craft and how it can be accessible for disabled people. Site provides details of their boats, sailing techniques and where to purchase.

Chesil Sailability

Dorset based sailing organisations of the disabled providing details of taster sessions and sailing for fun as well as competitive racing for the more experienced sailor. Discover details of how to go along to find out more by checking out their website.

Cowes Sailability

Isle of Wight sailing club for the disabled providing sailing and motor boat activities in Cowes. View the site for details of their accessible boats and how to join.

Dart Sailability

Accessible sailing offered at Noss Marina, Kingswear, Devon. Site offers images and an introduction to disability sailing, training and future events. Also includes donation details.

Deaf Sailing UK

Shoreham-by-Sea sailing club catering for deaf and hearing impaired people interested in sailing including tall ships and on the clubs ocean 62 schooner. Check out the club events and how to get involved.

Disabled Sailors Association

Bringing sailing to all disabilities including wheelchair users. View details of the boats and yachts with video clips and contacts details for getting involved. Based in Hampshire.

East Anglia in Sailing Trust

Providing sailing opportunities off of the coastal waters of Suffolk for the disabled including dedicated visually impaired cruising. Site provides details of future events and dates along with training information and contacts.

Frensham Pond Sailability

Offers access to sailing for the disabled in Farnham, Surrey specialising in dinghy and mini-keelboat sailing. View images, access details and joining information.

Hykeham Sailability: Lincoln

Offering assisted sailing for the disabled with a fully qualified RYA sailing instructor and a pontoon hoist to assist wheelchair users in and out of the boats. Checkout more details via their website including information about taster sessions.

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Runs two accessible tall ships, the Lord Nelson and Tenacious. Details of sailing holidays for people with physical disabilities, information about the ships, the disabled duties and how to go on a voyage.

Mariners Of Bewl

Supports and encourage the integration of disabled people with the able bodied through the enjoyment of sailing. Offers images, joining details and newsletters.

New Forest and District Sailability (NFDS)

Hampshire sailing club for the disabled and maybe all disabilities to enjoy and take part in sailing. Check out the site for images, a location map and details of how to go a long for a taster session.

Northampton Sailability

RYA Sailability is the national organising charity for disabled sailing. Its mission is to promote and co-ordinate active participation by people with disabilities in the sailing community.

Ogston Sailing Club

A Derbyshire-based sailing club with a specialised disabled sailing section providing details of the clubs accessible boats and activities for people with limited mobility.

Poole Sailability

Sailing and boating for disabled people at Rockley Watersports. Includes access, boat details, photo gallery and contact. Based in Poole Dorset.

RoRo Sailing Project

Wheelchair accessible yachts. Site includes fees changes, image galleries, disabled sailing safety policy and contact.

Rutland Sailability

Set up to help disabled people experience the thrill of sailing. Includes images, membership and how to join in. Based in Rutland.

RYA Sailability

UK National body for boating including disabled sailing oversees yachtmaster windsurfing, cruising and motorboat. Publications and services offered.

Sailability In Scotland

Information provided by the Royal Yachting Association of how to enjoy sailing with a disability in Scotland.

Sussex Sailability

Sailing on coastal waters off Sussex. View video clips, their list of sailing activities and how to join in or volunteer. Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

Tees & Hartlepool Yacht Club

An active club providing details of its accessible sailing opportunities for people with disabilities with information about training and how to join.

The AHOY Centre

A registered RYA Sailability Centre and as such provides facilities and equipment that ensures people with disabilities get equal opportunities to participate in sailing and boating activities.

The Gwennili Trust

Providing sailing opportunities for the disabled sailing on wheelchair friendly vessels in the Solent and South Coast cruises on a conventional yacht.

The Woolverstone Project

Offering sailing opportunities and tuition for disabled people at Alton Water in Suffolk. Site provides videos and images along with future events details and how to get involved and enjoy sailing with a disability.

Tideway Sailability: London

Discover assisted sailing for all disabilities at the Surrey Docks Watersports Centre in London SE16. Check out the site to discover more along with details of your first visit, images and contacts for more information.

Waveney Sailability

Providing assisted sailing for the disabled on Oulton Broad near Lowestoft, Suffolk. Discover details of the trust and how to get involved.

Wealden Sailability

Kent based organisatuion offering sailing opportunities and instruction to people with disabilities. Site offers images, location details and joining information.

Westbere Sailing Opportunities

Offers sailing for the disabled on Westbere Lake located near Canterbury in Kent. View images, sail days and how to get involved.