Want to come Sailing, Paddling or Powerboating?
Contact: [email protected] to book your place!
Sailability Form for New Participants – Sailability Sessions – registration 2024
Time: 10:30 to 12:30 Cost: £6 donation (carer goes free)
These sessions are open to anyone with any form of disability or additional support need, as well as their friends, family and carers.
Sessions are £6 per participant (minimum suggested donation) carers go free. Family members and friends are able to join in, however priority must be given to those with a disability – donation for their attendance is welcomed! We offer Sailing, Powerboat River Trips and Paddling.
Those who want to sail but are nervous of sailing on their own, we can offer support and will endeavour to provide an instructor or experienced sailor to accompany them. We use the access dinghies (see left) for independent sailing and have dinghies which have the option to be fitted with electric hand controls for those who have little strength or mobility in their upper limbs.
To view these dates and for more information on how to book for Sailability CLICK HERE.
If you want to sail as part of a group we also have the ‘Drascombe Lugger’ or the ‘Devon Day’ (see lower right), which are traditional wooden sailing boats.
The safety boats are on hand, but our accessible powerboats will be used to take people on trips around the harbour. Our powerboats are wheelchair accessible so there is no necessity to transfer from your wheelchair. There will be two trips: 10:30 and 11:30. Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before the boat trip as the boat cannot wait.
To view these dates and for more information on Powerability and how to book CLICK HERE.
Paddling will be on offer every week on Saturdays. We have a sit-in-kayak with stabiliser, sit-on-top kayaks, Canadian Canoes, Katakanu and Bellboat on offer.
To view these dates and for more information on Paddleability CLICK HERE.
Bring your application form with you for the first time, so that we know if there are any specific requirements or concerns you might have. Please book ahead by emailing [email protected].
Our paddleability sessions are currently funded by the British Canoeing Together Stronger Fund which has enabled us to deliver weekly sessions with a range of accessibility equipment.
Dates : Saturday Sailability – Sailing, Powerboat, Paddling
April – 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
6th*(cancelled) 13th, 20th, 27th
June – 3rd, 10th, 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, 21st, 28th
Time: 10am to 3pm Cost: £6 donation (carer goes free)
These sessions are on Tuesdays during term time from 10 am to 3pm from Easter to October. These are book only sessions, where we need to agree to a time prior to the day. To book, please call 0754 669 6091. This session is more suitable for young participants and sailors who are on the Autistic Spectrum or have Learning Difficulties, thus require a calmer environment and a high ratio of volunteer support than the Saturday session.
Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy powerboat trips. On occasion we can offer sailing though this depends on Instructor availability. Please enquire if you would like to sail on a specific date.
Please complete the Sailability Form and email it to [email protected] or bring it with you on your first session. The session costs just £6 (carers go free). There is no need to book, you can drop in for this session. However, if you cannot attend this time on Tuesday please e-mail us, and we will to our best to accommodate you.
Dates : Tuesday Sailability – Powerboat & Sailing (if possible)
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
“I feel free on the water”
“It’s really nice to do something as a family”
“Very empowering and a good opportunity to meet new people”