Join us on the water near you

With over 200 locations across the UK and further afield, sailors enjoy the outdoors, feel freedom on the water, are active, learn new skills and build confidence.
It is #MoreThanSailing, and can open up a world of possibilities. 
Join us near you
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If you have never tried sailing before, welcome! You will find sailing a breath of fresh air, meet fantastic people and learn loads. Sailing is great for mind, body and soul. Be inspired, find out answers to all the questions you have and take the first step on your boating journey.

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How far you take your sailing is up to you. Develop your skills, gain qualifications, take part in events, and enjoy adventures on the high seas.

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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.

3 visually impaired sailors, with a sighted crew, racing a small keelboat on a sunny day

Increasing opportunities for disabled sailors to race and train, locally, nationally and internationally

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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.

Hannah loves the freedom sailing gives her and the friendships. It’s a chance to do something out of her wheelchair and meet new people who are like minded. It challenges her and gives her a purpose. 

Any questions

Everyone's different, so contact us if you have questions or want to find out more about how boating can be made to work for you.

Your first visit

Before your first visit find out what support you can expect, plan what you need to bring and think about the support you will need.

Events and networking

Opportunities to come together as a community of clubs, centres and people - enjoying time on the water and sharing a wealth of knowledge

Incident and accident reporting

Contribute to the RYA Safety Management System and help us to keep Sailability safe