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.


  • A.G.M - 15th November

    10.00 am for 10.30 start

    To be held at Dragon's Tail, Douglas Avenue, Brixham

  • A letter of great appreciation..

    I have been very privileged again this summer to take a friend to Dart Sailability based at Noss Marina Kingswear.. See more

  • Sailing Pre-assessment

    David Edge, Tom Glomb and Paul Stannard try to impress Pete Muskett (RYA coach) with their skills!  More info..

  • Shore Cake sales

    Throughout September Shore sold cakes that had been generously baked by volunteers and raised £75 for Rowcroft. We would like to thank all those who baked cakes for the sale, and all those who bought them!.  
  • Principal

    Many of you will be aware that Mark Farries will be relinquishing his roles as Principal and Chief Instructor, he has been volunteering at Dart Sailability for 12 years.  The trustees have agreed to appoint Andrew Cushen as Principal, Bob Miller as Chief Sailing Instructor and Richard Fellender as Chief Power Boat Instructor.  I am sure we all wish to congratulate them and will do all we can to support them.  See News for more information.



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Today's Sailing

No more sailing until May 2015, however we meet on Tuesday mornings to repair and refit the boats ready for next season. See the Winter maintenance and see how you could help. 

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Looking for an adventure?

The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) (  are a UK-based organisation that owns and operates the only two tall ships in the world that were designed and built to enable all physical abilities to go sailing. 

Both of our ships, Tenacious and Lord Nelson, sail all around the world, and on board everybody gets the chance to participate in all aspects of running the ship - from setting the sails and helming the ship to climbing aloft and taking a watch. Since the charity’s inception 35 years ago our philosophy has been that life should be about equality, sharing and celebrating our individual differences and working together to achieve greater things.
If you have any further questions please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Maureen or call  on 023 8042 6849.