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    Welcome to Dart Sailability

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    Welcome to Dart Sailability

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Dart Sailability exists to encourage anyone with a disability to take part and enjoy the sport of sailing or boating 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 here or contact us here if you have any questions.



  Latest news & events

Dart Sailability News Blog

by Dart Sailability 26 Jun, 2017
Sailing is on for Tuesday :) We have 2 - 5 kts gusting 8 - 9 kts so nice calm weather to test your light breeze skills.  Plus a touch of cloud to keep us cool.  High water is at 0930 (4.7m) low water (0.4m).   Sailing starts at 1000, volunteers 0915 would be good.  Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow for some 'fun sailing'!  OOD Bob
by Dart Sailability 26 Jun, 2017

Keith started on 12 May and finished on 18 June.  He did 2,497 nautical miles.


by Dart Sailability 15 Jun, 2017

We have been the Dartmouth Sainsburys charity of the year for the past 12 months. It has been an excellent year and Sainsbury's have kindly run lots of fund raising events for us including quiz nights, bingo & bric-a-brac sales. They have raised more than £5,460.77 plus we raised £600 in front of store. This will enable us to buy a new Hansa dinghy. This is the biggest amount that has been raised in their charity of the year programme. A massive Thank you Sainsburys!

by Dart Sailability 14 Jun, 2017
We have been the Dartmouth Sainsburys charity of the year for the past 12 months.  It has been an excellent year and Sainsburys have kindly run several fund raising events for us including quiz nights and bingo.  We have raised more than £6,000 during the year which is fantastic and enabled us to buy a new Hansa dinghy.  Thank you Sainsburys!

We have a very good relationship with Sainsburys and have been invited to apply for charity of the year again for the coming 2017/18 year.  We have been shortlisted as one of the final three charities and the winner is decided by which of the three receives the most votes.  

We now need your action and votes please.  You can vote in the Dartmouth Sainsburys store by putting tokens in the Dart Sailability slot.  You can go into the shop as many times as you like and vote by token each time.

You can also vote online as follows:

  1.  Access the Sainsburys local charity of the year at www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk  (or just Google Sainsburys local charity)
  2. Enter Dartmouth in the Search Stores box
  3. Select Dartmouth Nelson Road
  4. Vote for Dart Sailability
  5. Press Submit
For online voting you can vote once per device (e.g. laptop, mobile phone, iPad).

Very importantly, please get your family, friends, colleagues, Facebook contacts, people passing in the street and anybody you can think of to vote too.  Especially online as you can do it from anywhere.  You can copy and paste the instructions above to help your contacts to vote for us.   Please act now as voting stops on Saturday 24 June.***

Good luck with the voting and please help with getting as many votes as possible for Dart Sailability.

With thanks and best regards

Mike Please
Trustee & Fundraising Coordinator

by Dart Sailability 05 Jun, 2017

Dart Sailability took part in joint training exercise today (Sunday 4th June) involving Dart RNLI and National Coast Watch Froward Point.

The exercise was organised by Dart Sailability’s Safety Officer, Tim Trent liaising with Richard Eggleton at Dart RNLI and Dave Scotson, volunteer watch keeper at NCI - Froward Point

Dart Sailability’s vessel Farries Flyer , designed and built to accommodate severely disabled sailors, was used for the operation with Tim Trent at the Helm. The vessel, based on an aluminium landing craft design, has specially designed dual control, side loading and a hydraulic ramp at the front to provide access. The Farries Flyer can accommodate up to 12 sailors including four in wheelchairs.

by Dart Sailability 04 Jun, 2017
All classes welcome...lots of racing.......
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Play the video below to see a typical day with us



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