Watersport Opportunities for People with Disabilities
These sessions are aimed at anyone with any additional support need. You don’t need to be registered as disabled or have a diagnosed condition to attend.
We work to enable disabled people, and those with any additional support needs, of all ages to participate in watersports. We are a registered RYA Sailability Centre and Sailability Centre of Excellence. To ensure that we meet the exacting standards of the Royal Yachting Association, we are inspected annually. We can offer Paddleability and Visual Impairment Friendly rowing.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience new things and develop skills in a safe, fun and supported environment”
Our vision is to have more integrated watersports, whereby people with additional needs are supported in a mainstream sessions. However we recognise that this is not always possible or desirable for everyone, so we aim to provide sessions which are solely for those with disabilities and their carers or families. Our Sailability team may invite you to this session to access and explain your opportunities, in line with your personal goals.
Despite participants’ challenges they are encouraged to take part in water-based activity and develop skills at their own pace. It is often the first time that they are able to feel free from a debilitating condition and to be involved in such a challenging activity.
“There’s something for everyone – all are included and have fun”
Accessible Sports on offer:
See more information on Sailability here
See more information on Paddleability here