Information for disabled sailors
At Dart Sailability we welcome all people with disabilities to come and enjoy sailing and boating on The River Dart. We are based at Noss on Dart Marina on the Kingswear side of The River Dart.
We have specially adapted boats that enable most people to take part in sailing. These include a new powerboat 'Farries Flyer' designed and built to accommodate severely disabled sailors and with dual controls for more able sailors in wheelchairs. The Farries Flyer can accommodate up to 10 sailors including 4 in wheelchairs. It is based on an aluminum landing craft design but modified for wheelchair users.
We also have a Nab Dory, three keel boats with adapted seats and 6 Hansa sailing dinghies which you can be transferred into from a wheelchair.
We operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays from May to September.
If you are interested in a free taster session please contact us via Get in touch tab above.
Dart Sailability is a Royal Yachting Association approved training centre and is the Centre of Excellence in the Southwest of England. We maintain a high standard of safety and are inspected annually.
Who can sail with us?
We try to cater for anyone with a disability. We have specialist equipment that enables people with physical and learning disabilities to enjoy sailing.
We have no restriction on age or disability. Talk to us. If at first we do not have a solution to a problem, we can try to find one – ideas are always welcome.
What you need to bring?
Bring a waterproof, a hat and a change of clothes
Wear sensible shoes such as trainers, sailing boots or flat sandals
Disabled toilet and shower facilities are available
We can help you put on life jackets and get into boats, but we are unable to provide personal care so please bring an enabler with you if you need one.
If you are interested in a free taster session please contact the Membership Secretary below.
WHAT WILL MEMBERSHIP COST?
Our annual membership fees are as follows:-
£ 35.00 for Disabled Sailors
£150.00 for Group Membership (see below for more info on groups)
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our membership secretary Gill Pendelbury.
Information for Groups
If you are the leader of a group of potential members, here is what you need to know.
Our groups usually come from schools or supported living organisations, but can also be from other organisations such as charities that support groups with special needs (underprivileged, disadvantaged family support, young carers, end of life etc).
A “Group” comprises up to six participants plus support staff where needed. Membership entitles that group to attend as any six people on any of our activity days throughout the summer season.
Annual Group Membership costs just £150 with nothing else to pay. If funding is a problem, we may be able to put you in touch with a charity that could help.
The group will need its own transport arrangements to get to our base at the Premier Noss on Dart Marina (near the Higher Ferry).
You will find lots of information on this website about what we do, however, you are likely to have questions which our
Membership Secretary will be able to answer.
She will also process your application. Call Gill on 07764 608834 or Email
Once you have joined you will be introduced to our Groups Coordinator who will be your first point of contact.