Dart Sailability exists to encourage anyone with a disability to take part and enjoy the sport of sailing on the river Dart. Purpose built boats, which can be adapted to meet the needs of individual sailors are available to enable disabled people to get afloat. A hoist is available to safely lift wheelchair users into the boats.

We welcome new members with any disability, please go to the Information for Sailors page or Contact Us if you have any questions.

We are located on the Kingswear side of the beautiful River Dart at Noss Marina. At Dart Sailability you can have a leisurely cruise on the river, learn to sail, take part in competitive racing or just enjoy good company and a cup of coffee.

Come along on a Tuesday or Saturday for a free taster session.

Dart Sailability Wrinkles

The 'Wrinkle' for this month is Part 2 of the Rules of the Road for boats under sail.  
Click here to see this and the previous 'wrinkles'
If you have any particular topic you would like covered – or would like to write yourself – please contact Nick
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  • Evening cruise to Bow Creek - July 2nd

    There are still spaces available for this event.  If you have not already registered, please Email Bob Miller as soon as possible.
    For more details see Events page


  • Disability Awareness certificate

    This has been re-arranged for the 27th June. More details.. 

  • Get your cameras out!

    There is still time to submit an entry for June's photo competition. See below for more details. 

  • Well done!

    Congratulations to Suze, David, Nigel and Frank for successfully completing their RYA level 1 sailing course. Inspite of some fairly challenging conditions all four showed a growing level of expertise and managed to sail a triangular course. It is hoped that a level 2 course will be scheduled for later in the season. 

  • New Sonar

    We have just taken delivery of a second Sonar.  It arrived today from Cowes.  She requires some work before we can race her.  In particular the bottom needs anti-fouling and and engine and bracket need fitting.  It would be nice to have her in the water for the Dartmouth Regatta, however, that will depend on some willing workers coming forward during what is a very busy time of year.  Failing that, it will be a Winter project.


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Today's Sailing

Tuesday, 30 June.     Weather looks lovely - sun, sun and more sun and a good (easterly) sailing breeze - don't forget the sun cream as there will be high UV and you will not feel the burn with the breeze.  The only fly in the ointment is a low tide mid morning that might restrict operations - particularly use of the hoist - for a while.  I am afraid that the bridge to the pontoon will be too steep for heavy wheelchairs.  Nick Teage OOD.

This Dartmouth weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Photo competition 2015

We are having a competition to find our best photographer! We will choose a monthly winner which will be displayed here. At the end of the season we will choose one from the monthly winners and award a special prize. The photos should be relevant to Dart Sailability and please do not take photos of sailors without their permission. By submitting your photos to us you are giving us permission for us to use them within publicity material. If this is not ok please let us know. Send your photos to