Monday, April 22, 2024

Sailing and Boating for the Disabled

sailing for disabledCheck out this section of ABLEize to find probably the largest and most up-to-date collection of sailing for the disabled including 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. Includes physical or learning disabilities, blind and wheelchair users with most clubs and organisations catering for all disabilities. Clubs offer 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.   Please also 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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Formerly Bristol Sailability. Offers accessibly sailing for all disabilities in Bristol including a dementia inclusive project. Site includes images, session details and contacts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Littleton Phabsail offers sailing activities for the disabled and special needs in Chertsey, Surrey. Offers full assistance including hoists and enables family members and carers to join in and take part.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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