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British Keelboat League Sailability Championship 

01 – 02 July 2023 | Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA)

Enjoy two days packed full of racing as part of this year’s British keelboat league.

The Organising Authority is the RYA, in conjunction with the WPNSA and support from Chesil Sailability.

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Who can enter

To make up a team you need 4 people. This can include a group of friends from a particular sailing club or centre, or individuals representing a non-sailing organisation.

The racing

The racing will take place in Portland Harbour, where you will be competing against 5 other boats.

The event will hold up to 12 teams with lots of exciting but short races. You’ll even have time for a breather as you watch the other teams race.

About the boats and your safety

Racing will take place in Elliot 6’s, supplied by the RYA. The Elliot is a 6m long keelboat, with a beam of 2.35m, and up to 3 sails to control (main, jib and spinnaker).  In choosing your team think about mobility around the boat and your ability to transfer from the Elliot 6 to a rib, then onto the mothership.

Teams need to be made up of 4 people. We suggest at least two of the crew have good mobility around the boat and are able to keep a good look out at all times.

For further information or help to find a competent person to be the 4th member of your team, please email Brett Cokayne.


On Saturday evening, buy a ticket when you enter for supper at the Academy for everyone involved in both the Keelboat league and the parallel Multiclass.

What to expect

See the boats you’ll be sailing in action and hear from visually impaired sailor Kate.