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
To kick things off, now is a good time to make sure you are familiar with the ‘Rules of the Road’ before the season starts, so click here for the first of the articles on this topic. 


  • New Bosun

    We now have a new Bosun.  Roger Astley has agreed to take on the job.  He is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist him in the duties which include reorganising the store/workshop, general repairs and maintenance.  Roger is assessing the job at the moment and planning for the season.  If tasks such as fueling and maintaining individual boats are shared around, then his job will be largely one of directing and coordinating.  Please give him every support and help you can.....and Roger....thank you from all of us!

  • New Logo

    The votes have been counted and the new logo decided. See voting details.

  • Name for new boat?

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

  • Trustees Meetings

    The minutes of the last Trustees meeting are now available. To view them please login and follow the Trustees link in the members area. If you are unable to login please contact David

  • Cruiser Sailing Opportunity

    Would you like to try sailing in big boats?  Tom Glomb who is a regular volunteer with Dart Sailability is also a skipper on one of the two cruisers operated by The Disabled Sailing Association of Torquay.    Tom would be delighted to take DS members out for a sail in Torbay and Lyme Bay in the Spring.
    If you are interested, please post a message on the Forum under the topic "big Boat Sailing".
    We will, of course, return the favour by inviting DSA members to visit Noss and sail with us in the Summer.


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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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