Want to come Sailing?
OK, How do I get on the water?
There is no need to book ahead for sailing, but if you have special requirements or are coming for the first time, it is helpful if we know ahead so that we are prepared for you. Please fill in the participants form and email it to sailability@ allaboardwatersports.co.uk. Please see form below:
Please be aware that Sailing is weather dependent and we reserve the right to cancel at any time if we consider the conditions are unsuitable.
Please bring as carer if you require personal care assistance.
Our Sailability sessions are run by experienced and qualified volunteers. These sessions are designed to enable people with additional support needs to access sailing and to experience the joy of being out on the water. Whether you wish to learn to sail independently or bring a “buddy” to sail with you we can help you on your journey.
We run most Saturday mornings from April to October (please see date below) and we run from the quayside outside the Cottage Pub next to All Aboard. On arrival please make your way to the desk beside the flagpole and one of our volunteers will welcome you.
We offer sailing in adapted dinghies, both single and double handed as well as more traditional boats like our Drascombe Lugger and our Devon Day boat, where we can cater for small groups.
In addition to the adapted sailing boats we have Oxford hoists to enable those with little mobility to easily and safely get into the dinghies. If you require hoisting and have your own sling we would encourage you to bring that with you for your own comfort. In addition we can supply buoyancy aids and waterproof clothes if required.
These sessions run ever week on Saturdays from 2nd April to 28th October at 10.30 – 12.30pm. If you would like to attend please email sailability@ allaboardwatersports.co.uk of your attendance and bring a complete registration form with you. We ask for a donation of £6 per participant, carer goes free. Siblings are welcome, we appreciate a donation for their attendance.
The Tuesday Sailability sessions are from 10 am to 3 pm. These are book only sessions, and we need to agree a time prior to the day. To book, please call 0754 669 6091. Our Tuesday Sailability sessions are better for participants with Learning Disabilities or those who are on the Autistic Spectrum as the sessions are quieter and can accommodate complex needs.
We offer sailing in adapted dinghies, both single and double handed as more traditional boats like our Drascombe Lugger and our Devon Day boat, where we can cater for small groups. We have a harbourside hoist to support those with limited movement to easily and safely transfer into the boats. We run from the quayside outside the Cottage Pub next to All Aboard. On arrival please make your way to the flagpole at the back of our centre and one of our volunteers will welcome you. We ask for a donation of £6 per participant, carer goes free. Siblings are welcome, we appreciate a donation for their attendance. Please see the dates below.
If you would like to talk to Brian in person about attending the Tuesday Sailability sessions , please ring 07989216720, or email [email protected].
Our centre is fully accessible, for more information please CLICK HERE.
All our volunteers are fully trained in First Aid, Disability Awareness, Safeguarding and have a valid DBS certificate. They are all passionate about giving you a good time and supporting you on your sailing journey.
Dates for 2023
Sailability – Sailing, Powerboat, Katakanu Trips
April – 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
6th*(cancelled), 13th, 20th, 27th
June – 3rd, 0th, 17th, 24th
July – 1st, 8th,
15th(cancelled) , 22nd(cancelled) , 29th
5th(cancelled), 12th(cancelled) , 19th, 26th
September – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
October – 7th, 14th, 21/10, 28th
Tuesday – Sailability Sessions
April – 18th, 25th
May – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
June – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
July – 4th, 11th, 18th
September – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
October – 3rd, 10th, 17th
*Please note, dates are subject to change due to Harbour events.
In the event we need to cancel due we will email you or we will amend the dates on this page, so please check before you set off. This will be the decision of the Senior Instructor in charge.
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