1 in 5 people are disabled, with 70% aged over 50
Living with impairments, long term health conditions and getting older is part of the experience for a significant number of boaters and club members. Evidence shows that disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people. Many people may not use the term disabled to describe their own identity, but they may still face barriers that limit their activities on the water.
By inspiring more disabled people to lead active lives through boating, the programme :
Up and down the UK the programme is helping clubs, centres and classes to:
There is just a few things you need
You don't necessarily need….
#MoreThanSailing - a nationally co-ordinated, locally populated campaign to put boating on the radar of disabled people
Sailability and Powerability – a scheme to help boaters master the skills and confidence needed for a lifetime on the water
On a range of topics from autism, communication, safety on the water, hoists, and assessing access
Disability Awareness and in depth topics explored throughout the year
Sailactivity – a digital evaluation tool to evidence the impact your club, class or centre is having on reducing inactivity, learning new skills, improving wellbeing and increasing social connections
A conversation about safety - a cornerstone of fun activities on the water for disabled people is making sure its safe, so enjoy this series of conversations, on the ground advice and videos on a variety of safety topics.
Find out how the RYA Sailability programme could work for you, and make sure you are part of the RYA Family
Everyone's different, so contact us if you have questions or want to find out more about RYA Sailability
Not yet part of the RYA family and want to be an Affiliated organisation - read more
RYA Training Centre recognition means you can deliver RYA courses and access a wealth of resources, read more