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Two female sailors in a Hansa dinghy on the river dart
Disabled child sailor and volunteer sailing at Dart Sailability

Welcome to Dart Sailability

Dart Sailability exists to encourage anyone with a disability to take part and enjoy the sport of sailing or boating on the river Dart in Devon. We operate from our base at Galmpton Creek and run entirely with the help of volunteers. 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 do not hesitate to contact us if you have any if you need answers to any questions you may have.

Our new home at Dartside Quay will provide members who have a wide range of physical and learning disabilities, the opportunity to get back out on the wonderful River Dart. For the first time, Dart Sailability has its own club house for that all important chat, cuppa and piece of cake and there’s also some outside space for socialising too. 

Dart Sailability welcomes members with any form of disability who might wish to try boating, and volunteers to help deliver the operation. These opportunities include cruises on the river in a specially built landing craft which can take a number of wheelchairs. Members can also sail a range of purpose built and adapted sailing boats or learn to drive a power boat. 

We will be sailing two or three times a week this season. However, due to tidal restrictions at Galmpton, days and times may vary. Don't forget to check the latest programme which is available on the website for our next sailing day. 

Full training is given for volunteers including RYA courses. Volunteers are needed to help on the water, ashore and in the background administration. 

Membership applications can be made through the website www.dartsailability.org 

Dart Sailabiity is a charity and relies on donations to purchase equipment and for general running costs. They are extremely grateful for the many donations of all sizes received to assist with the re-location but more support is always needed.

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INFORMATION FOR
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