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

How do you tie a bowline?
What do three blasts on a hooter mean?
How do you reef an Access dinghy?
We are setting up a monthly article outlining different aspects of seamanship with particular reference to how we work at Dart Sailability. The plan is for articles to be saved so that they build up into a useful reference handbook.
If you have any particular topic you would like covered – or would like to write yourself – please contact Nick
The first task we had when the new Access arrived was to mark out a waterline before applying antifoul.  For future reference, this is how we did it:- click here to see this and the previous articles.


  • Calling all volunteers:-

    If you do not have your Disability awareness Certificate we will be running a one day course at Noss on Sat 30th May.

    This is a mandatory part of our volunteer training and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a place please contact Nick

  • Wednesday evening racing

    The Royal Dart Yacht Club begins its Wednesday evening racing on the 8th April.  We plan to enter the Hawk and the Sonar.  More details....

  • Eddystone Pursuit - 13th June

    Places now available for this year's event. See Events for more information. 

  • Stoke Gabriel Concert Series 2015

    in support of DartSailability. More details...

  • Name for new boat?

    We need to find an inspiring name for our new boat. Please let Rob have any ideas. Contact Rob


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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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