Four people from LimbPower sitting and crouching on the pontoon facing the camera. Two have prosthetic legs, one has a double above the knee amputation
A team from LimbPower at the 2019 Sailability Keelboat League

Sailability Keelboat League

Rock up and race with your mates on the 16th and 17th September 2021
 

Hold the date

RYA Sailability are delighted to announce a weekend of racing on the 16th and 17th September, 2021 at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

The event will be a keelboat league - 12 teams, lots of exciting but short races, with time for a breather as you watch some of the other teams take their turn.

Teams of 4 people are needed for the boats, the RYA's Elliot 6 keelboats which are provided. We set the Elliots up so they are easy to sail and in a way and at a pace that suits your needs and your sailing experience. 

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GBR Blind Sailing compete at the 2019 Sailability Keelboat League

As a guide:

  • Not everyone in the team needs sailing experience, and we can provide a competent sailor as the 4th member of a team of 3 if you prefer
  • You do need enough mobility to move in the boat and to maintain your posture yourself
  • You will need to transfer on and off the Elliot to another boat while on the water (with support if needed, but a hoist is not provided)

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

Enter

Entries open on the 1st July. We want lots of clubs and organisations to get involved so until the 19th July we will limit the number of teams any one organisation can enter to 2. After the 19th July, places will be available on a first come first served basis.

Entries will close on the 1st September.

The cost of entry will be £200 per team.

When you enter you will need the names and contact details of all 4 members of your team (or 3 if you would prefer a competent sailor provided by us to be the 4th person)

Next steps

  1. Put the date in your diary
  2. Start putting your team together so you are ready to go when entries open on July 1st 2021.
  3. Watch the video below of the keelboats in action during the Invictus Games
How can the event work for you?
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