Dartmouth United Charities give Dart Sailability a lift with new hoist.
Dartmouth United Charities have given a grant to Dart Sailability to purchase and instal a new hoist. The hoist, mounted on the pontoons at Premier Noss on Dart Marina on the River Dart, is essential to enable the safe transfer of disabled sailors between their wheel chairs and Sailability’s specially adapted sailing dinghies and power boats. The new hoist provides more flexibility and is easier to operate than the hoist it replaces and conforms to the latest standards.
Jill Cawley, Chairman of Dartmouth United Charities and George Hardy, a trustee of the charity, visited Noss Marina on Tuesday. They were greeted and warmly thanked for their generous donation by Steve Watkin, Deputy Principal of Dart Sailability. They met the Sailability volunteers and sailors and saw the new hoist in action, then ventured on to the river in a support boat to get a close up view of the sailors themselves in action.
Dartmouth United Charities supports organisations who provide services or facilities that alleviate conditions of need, hardship and distress and benefit the residents of Dartmouth.
Dart Sailability was formed in 1997 and is a non-commercial fully volunteer managed charitable club. Sailability’s objective is to provide the opportunity, support, and training to enable people with disabilities to enhance their lives by sailing.