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Disability sailing

What is it?

The combination of wind and water is one of the oldest ways of powering transport and harnessing these elements is the foundation of one of the world’s most popular sports – sailing.

Disability Sailing is practiced in over 50 countries worldwide and made its debut as a demonstration event in the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games.

Why is it good for me?

Sailing is a brilliant opportunity to leave all the stresses of daily life on the shore, and enjoy the open water.

How much does it cost?

Sailing lessons and sailing courses can vary in cost, depending on the type of facility, the boat and level of tuition needed. Ask your local sailing club, Sailability group or RYA recognised training centre about charges. Typically they range from between £5 and £20.

What equipment do I need?

Many facilities provide everything you need to start your sailing progression and the club or instructor will tell you what to bring along. Ordinarily you will be provided with wet weather gear and a personal floatation device. If in doubt, wear warm weather gear and be prepared to get wet!