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 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.
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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 enjoyment.

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.

Young people

Learning and personal development for children and young people. Being on the water is great fun. It build's confidence, independence and opens up a world of possibilities. The waves are yours to rule.

George being filmed ashore

Sailing is amazing. Independence. Sociable. Competitive.

Lots of boats with coloured sails racing around Portland Harbour

Getting her fabulous back and learning to live an independent life through sailing.


Be your best ‘you’, enjoy a fresh lease of life and stay active as you get older, all through sailing.

A disabled woman helping a dinghy, sailing fast in the sun, with crew next to her

Freedom, friends and feeling part of a community. Sailing is the best thing you will ever do.

A busy pontoon with boats moored alongside, people being hoisted into  boats, people in wheelchairs waiting to get into boats, and general excitement about going sailing.

Sally lost the sight in the corner of her left eye and walks with a crutch following a stroke. But Sally feels she got her life back when she was introduced to her local Sailability group at Pitsford Reservoir.


Sailing has so many health and wellbeing benefits. Be part of a community. Everyone can enjoy safe and supported activities on the water, building confidence, connections and communication. Learn and laugh together on and off the water.

A woman with learning difficulties driving a powerboat with an instructor alongside, on the River Thames

A school for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties using powerboating to drive independence.

Lots of boats with coloured sails racing around Portland Harbour

NAViGO approached Covenham Sailability about delivering training to people living with a range of mental health issues, including PTSD, depression and schizophrenia. They heard about Sailability through the North East Lincolnshire Disability Forum, and after bringing two service users to a taster day were immediately convinced of its benefit.

Hand pulling blue rope through cleat

A big breath of fresh air. TEALs supports young adults with learning difficulties to embrace new skills and challenges in their lives. Sailing and volunteering offers the chance to be active, outside, learning skills and contributing to the local community.

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RYA Sailability

With over 200 venues across the UK, join us on the water near you - explore all the programme has to offer sailors, volunteers and clubs and centres.

Club and centres

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.

Experienced para 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.

Meet the sailors

Meet the disabled people and those with long term health conditions who are active on the water. Take the first steps so you can rule the waves.


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.

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.