Sailability and Powerability schemes

Master the skills and confidence needed for a lifetime on the water

The schemes

The schemes can be used sailing a dinghy, a keelboat or driving a powerboat. There is a logbook available for each participant which has two sections:

  • Sailing
  • Powerboating

The syllabus outlines a series of tasks to become skilled at different levels from trying sailing, mastering the basics, making your own decisions, developing self-reliance and solving problems yourself on the water. 


Anyone going afloat who wants to track their progress, develop their skills and celebrate their achievements. You can join at any level. The scheme dovetails into the internationally recognised RYA Training schemes for sailing and powerboating; the syllabus does not replace these schemes, instead it is a stepping stone that complements and increases accessibility. Rather than improving your understanding and practical ability across a whole course content, the schemes are adapted so you can focus on the tasks and skills you can do, at a pace that suits you.



Print - order logbooks directly from the RYA Orders Line (02380 604132) or email:

Digital - Apple Book and Google Play book formats are available and fully accessible.


Achievement certificates can only be issued by clubs and centres who are part of the Sailability programme and:

  • Sail – any Sailability accredited group
  • Power – any Sailability accredited group that is also an RYA recognised training centre for Power

Product item codes

SAP - Syllabus and Logbook (per book).
SAPW - Worksheets - contact Sailability Team for a copy
SAPS1 - Sailing Certificate 1 – Entry / Bronze / Silver (pad of 10).
SAPS2 - Sailing Certificate 2 – Gold / Platinum Racing / Platinum Skills (pad of 10).
SAPP - Powerability Certificate – Bronze / Silver / Gold (pad of 10).
SAPSC - Special Commendation (single).




Sport England funding enables these products to be free of charge. Please note all orders are subject to postage and packing costs @ £4.95 per 30 kilos