Accessibility & Inclusion



Within the East Region there are a number of Sailability Foundation sites, ranging from large independent groups to small groups and accessible sailing clubs, who whilst they may not run specific sessions, are keen to support any members and potential members to get afloat. Some sites will run daily sessions, whereas others will run one morning at week.

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 and guidance in Disability Awareness, First Aid and Special Needs Manual Handling as well as gaining sailing qualifications.

A Sailability Sailing and Powerboating Scheme, which sits alongside the RYA National Sailing and Powerboating schemes, enables sailors to achieve recognition of their progress at all levels at their own pace.

The Regional Centre of Excellence is the East Anglian Sailing Trust (EAST) based at Suffolk Yacht Harbour.

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