A world of possibility

From inland waterways to the high seas, go wherever your sense of adventure takes you. Once your boating journey begins, the world is yours to own.

Your next adventure

  1. Talk to your club or centre about organising a sailing holiday
  2. Enjoy a day sail or cruise
  3. Take part in iconic racing events
  4. Book a residential sailing trip around the UK Coast or on the high seas
  5. Explore a new venue or try different types of boats
  6. Book an RYA course to develop a range of sailing skills

Find a course

Be the best you

Boating offers many health and wellbeing benefits. An ocean adventure or sailing holiday is good for mind body and soul. 

Enjoy sailing with people in the same boat as you. You can learn new skills, challenge yourself, and get back to your best. The sailing environment might be new, but you are surrounded by people who get you.

A sailing adventure is a great way to push your limits and learn about yourself. Trips happen around the UK Coast and across the high seas.

The year before he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, Nick Jarvis, bought a wheelchair on eBay. The pain in his legs was so bad he couldn’t walk properly. The wheelchair gave him a bit more freedom, some of his life back. Seven years later he independently walked off a yacht in Turkey with one crutch. It was, he insists, impossible. And yet it happened.

What happens after cancer treatment can be as daunting as during. But with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, CanalAbility helps young people in recovery get their lives back on track.

Your next adventure
Find the best fit for you

With over 200 Sailability venues, there is somewhere on the water near you. Finding the best fit for your values, needs and budget is key to your enjoymebnt.

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

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

Experienced sailors

Looking for the next challenge - the only limit is your imagination. There is a world of opportunity to develop your skills, build confidence and nurture your passion.

New sailors

A level playing field. Everyone can go sailing. Rule the waves with activities for young people, adults and groups at your pace, adapted to your abilities

Types of boats

Sailing is open to everyone. Regardless of age or ability, it’s a level playing field out on the water and the opportunities to get involved are ever evolving. Find out about some of the boats involved