Within the East Region there are 16
Sailability Foundation sites ranging from large, independent groups to small
groups incorporated into sailing clubs. Methods of operating vary from daily
sessions at some, to just one morning a week at others.
Most groups are run by volunteers who facilitate sailing in whatever way
they can. They are the “sailing buddies”, fund raisers and working parties. The
Rotary Clubs of Great Britain have taken a special interest in the sport and we
are indebted to them for providing both volunteers and craft.
Training is an important element in group structure and RYA Sailability
will assist with sessions in Disability Awareness, First Aid and Special Needs
Manual Handling as well as gaining sailing qualifications.
A Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificate scheme, adapted from the RYA
Dinghy Sailing programme, enables sailors to achieve recognition of their
progress at all levels at their own pace.
This season our region will host;
The Blind Sailing Nationals for the fourth time on the River
And will continue to provide a growing number of sailing opportunities
for people of all ages.
The regional Centre of Excellence is The East Anglian Sailing Trust
(EAST) based at Suffolk Yacht Harbour.
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