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​​At Dart Sailability we welcome all people with disabilities to come and enjoy sailing and boating on The River Dart. We have specialist equipment that enables people with physical and learning disabilities to enjoy sailing or motor boating. We have no restriction on age or disability and we welcome groups (please see below). Do get in touch. We will be happy to discuss special needs. 


Our biggest motorboat, the “Farries Flyer” can accommodate up to 10 sailors including 4 in wheelchairs, so is ideal for groups. We also have a Nab Dory motor boat, sailing keel boats with adapted seats, 7 Hansa 303 sailing dinghies and 2 Hansa Liberty dinghies, all of which you can be transferred into from a wheelchair. We have motorboats in which we teach those with no experience to drive too. 


We operate from early May through to early October on week days and Saturdays. Days and times vary depending on tides. See our Sailing Programme for details.


If you are interested in a free taster session please contact us using the red membership button below. 


Dart Sailability is a Royal Yachting Association approved training centre and is a Centre of Excellence in the Southwest of England. We maintain a high standard of safety and are inspected annually.

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Disabled sailor enjoying the river dart wit dart sailability
Disabed sailor enjoying sailing sornar of the dart with dart sailability


· Warm clothing and a waterproof top (It’s always cooler on the water). 

· Water, a hat and sunscreen. 

· Sensible footwear (old trainers are fine) 


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.

For an individual member with a disability you pay just £50 for the year. There are no other costs and you can come as often as you wish. Bargain!


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 arrangements but can also be from other organisations such as charities that support groups with special needs (underprivileged, disadvantaged families, young carers and end of life). 

We offer:

  1. Group Membership for Groups of up to 6 or 7 to 12 which allows up to 6 or 12 members of the group to participate in any of our sailing sessions alongside our members.

  2. Group Sessions which provide the Group with a dedicated trip on one of our Power or Sail Boats or a combination of boats..

  3. Training in operation of Power or Sailing Boats for Groups, possibly alongside a trip. We have training schemes designed for participants with all types of disability.


The group will need its own transport to get to our base at Dartside Quay, Kiln Road, Galmpton. TQ5 0EH.

Please contact Louise Harris: for further information and to discuss your needs and prices.

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