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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. 

James Wheeldon 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

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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