Around 1 in 5 people have a disability so understanding the barriers that prevent people taking part is really important. Based on the social model of disability and using a number of scenarios, the course will give you:
An RYA Disability Awareness Instructor delivers the course at a venue near you. The course fee may vary due to venues recovering their costs. Course completion certificates are available.
To be an instructor you must:
Instructor qualifications are valid for 5 years, during which time an instructor must demonstrate regular engagement with the Sailability programme, ongoing learning and experience around the topic, and delivery of courses. An Instructor must also continue to be an RYA member during this period. RYA Accredited Membership is design for RYA Instructors.
Joining the RYA Sailability programme is easy. Whether you run a club or training centre we are here to help you inspire disabled people to go boating and reduce the barriers people face to getting on the water.
Looking for the next challenge - the only limit is your imagination. There is a world of opportunity to develop your skills, build confidence and nurture your passion
Everyone can go sailing. Rule the waves with activities for young people, adults and groups at your pace, adapted to your abilities.
Volunteers are the heartbeat of Sailability, with huge numbers of people giving their time to get people on the water, no matter what it takes.
Sailing is open to everyone. Regardless of age or ability, it’s a level playing field out on the water and the opportunities to get involved are ever evolving. Find out about some of the boats involved.
Meet the disabled people and those with long term health conditions who are active on the water. Take the first steps so you can rule the waves.