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Sailability 

Sailability boats in actionSailing is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms. Imagine the thrill of sailing for people who can feel and hear but have no sight, or of sailing a boat at speed even though they can't walk, or of joining in a sport where deafness doesn't matter. Sailability continues to encourage and support people with disabilities to take up the sport and facilitate sites to develop sailing opportunities. 

Warren Price is the Disability Development Officer (North). Please contact him via the North East Region Contact page.

The North East  Region Accredited Sailability Sites are: 

  • Allerthrope Lakeside Park
  • Bewerley Park Centre 
  • Calvert Trust- Kielder 
  • Coquet Shorebased Trust
  • Coquet Yacht Club
  • Derwent Reservoir SC
  • Doe Park Centre
  • Green Witherns Centre
  • Huddersfield Sailing Club 
  • Leeds Sailing Centre 
  • Manvers Boat Club
  • Ocean Youth Trust (North)
  • Otley Sailing Club
  • Pennine Sailing Club
  • Pugneys Centre
  • Rother Valley Centre
  • Scaling Dam SC
  • Scarborough Yacht Club
  • Sunderland Yacht Club
  • Tees and Hartlepool YC
  • Tynemouth SC
  • Ulley Sailing Club
  • Welton Water Centre

There are several clubs who expect to become Accredited Sites during the coming season. If your club is interested in joining Sailability please contact Warren Price via the Region's Contact Page.

We have two Centres of Excellence in the region:

  • Otley Sailing Club
  • Welton Water Centre

Boats available in the Region. 

RS Venture Keel in use.We have several boats that are available for short term loan to Sailability sites  on request. 

  • Hansa 2.3  A basic single seat boat – ideal for disabilities and for all abilities. 
  • Hansa 303 Basic twin seat boat – ideal for disabilities and for all abilities.
  • Challenger- Single seat Trimaran  - ideal for people who have a degree of sailing  ability. 
  • RS Venture Keel – A 3 sail, multi-purpose training  boat that can be used as a conventional dinghy or in its accessible form. This boat is based in the North West but is available for short term loan for existing Sailability sites.

Contact Warren Price for further information.

Social Media and Web

RS Venture Keel in action on the waterRYA Sailability can be found on the following Facebook and websitepages;

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