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Ian Wakeling


I joined Dart Sailability several years ago with the aim of continuing to help people to share my love of sailing. As an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor and Racing Coach who has introduced many children to sailing and racing, I thoroughly enjoy helping a group of prospective and current sailors share my enjoyment of being out on the water. I retired to Dittisham after a career in Naval Ship Design and Project Management.

Call: 07768 398715


Carrie Sawyer Social Secretary at Dart Sailability

Carrie Sawyer

Social Secretary

I have lived in Torbay for over 44 years and have always loved being on or by the water.  I joined Dart Sailability at the beginning of the 2018 season. I feel very privileged to be involved in such a friendly organisation which offers great opportunities to develop skills and enjoy boating on the wonderful River Dart.



Call: 01803 606113


Dolly Marsden Welfare & Volunteer Secretary at Dart Sailability

Dolly Marsden

DBS Checks Administrator  

Dolly has lived in Devon for much of her life and has been sailing for 15 years or so. She loves being on the water on and around the river Dart and Dart Sailability has given her the opportunity to learn new boating skills, meet lots of new people and have a lot of fun sharing the water with them.

Call: 07803 929770


Louise Harris Groups Co-ordinator

Louise Harris


Groups Co-ordinator

London born and retiring from a varied career path in 2016, I moved to Devon in mid summer of 2017.  Within a couple of months of arriving here I heard about Dart Sailability and have enjoyed being a volunteer  involved in its charitable work ever since.



Call: 0741 535 5407

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Kate Graeme-Cook


Kate was a journalist before a successful career in fundraising and marketing for charities. She has extensive business mentor experience and has worked as a volunteer for several charities. Kate joined DSG in early 2021 and was closely involved with the relocation appeal. She is also a Trustee of the charity.



Call: 07800-910413


Bob Miller Training officer at Dart Sailabiliy

Andy Wilson

Maintenance Coordinator


Training Officer

Bob is an RYA Senior Instructor who was brought up in Brixham and has made the most of living by the sea; swimming, SCUBA diving, surfing and sailing. Bob joined Dart Sailability six years ago. Is keen to meet would be members to ensure that they get the most out of what the charity has to offer.

Call: 01803 844665

Mobile: 07845 391 121



Gill Pendlebury Membershp Secretary at Dart Sailabiity

Gill Pendlebury

Membership Secretary

Gill is a retired Optometrist and has only recently started to enjoy being afloat.

She can often be found with the shore party at Dartside Quay. Gill is happy to talk with potential new sailors in person.

Call: 07764 608834



Anna Chrystie Cheif sailing instructor a Dart Sailablity

Anna Chrystie

Chief Sailing Instructor

The RYA played a role enabling much training and experience in teaching children and adults the wonders and fun of messing around in boats, oh and learning to sail. It is a privilege to be able to volunteer with Dart Sailability and help people who are equally keen to enjoy the water on our beautiful river.

Call: 07929 086345



Graham Gardner chief power instructor

Graham Gardner

Chief Power Instructor


“I have lived in Devon for 20 years and have always enjoyed being by and on the water.  I joined Dart Sailability 4 years ago and value the warm welcome I was given by the volunteers and sailors alike.  Over this time, I qualified as PB2 and then powerboat instructor.  I have now taken over the role of chief power instructor and look forward to thinking of new ways to enhance the powered side of DSG so that this fantastic river can be enjoyed by all.”


Bob Miller

David Pendlebury Safety Officer at Dart Sailability

Brian Hignett

Racing Officer


David Pendlebury

Safety Officer

David enjoys both power boating and sailing.

He joined Dart Sailability in 2017 when he retired from a career in manufacturing management.


Clare Hannon

Welfare Officer


Kathryn Taylor

Rota Secretary


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