Within the East Region there are 24 Sailability Foundation sites ranging from large, independent groups to small groups and accessible sailing clubs who do not run specific sessions but are keen to support any members and potential members to get afloat. Methods of operating vary from daily sessions at some, to just one morning a week at others.
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.
This season our region will continue to provide a growing number of sailing opportunities for people of all ages.
The regional Centre of Excellence is The East Anglian Sailing Trust (EAST) based at Suffolk Yacht Harbour.
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