Covenham Sailing club has facilities to cater for people, adults or children, with disabilities who wish to participate in the sport of sailing.

 

Dependent on the level of disability participating in the sport of sailing can be done in a variety of ways.  If you have some experience of sailing you could sail solo in one of our various access dinghies (all very stable boats), or go on the water with experienced volunteer sailors or instructors.   We also have some larger boats, sailed by an experienced instructor or volunteer, capable of taking out small groups onto the water.  RYA courses are also available in all types of boats. Covenham is also equipped with a hoist for the transfer of people from wheelchairs into boats.

All sailing kit, Waterproofs, Buoyancy aids can be provided.

To find out more, please contact us.

email - Covenhamsailability.secretary@outlook.com

You can also contact us via our sailability Facebook page which can be accessed here.

Sailability Dates for 2020 - Dependant on government guidelines on Covid - 19. Please speak to Sailability organisers for confirmation of the position.

  • June 27th  

  • July 11th and 25th

  • August 8th and 22nd

  • September 5th and 19th

  • October 3rd, 17th and possibly 31st.

To read more about our sailability section at Covenham, here is an article that was written about the sailability section in connection with Mental Health Awareness Week 2020:

 

https://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/rya-sailability/news-events/pages/articlewrapper.aspx?pageUrl=/newsevents/news/Pages/Spotlight-on-mental-health-Navigate-with-Covenham-and-Navigo.aspx

Sailability is also a nationwide scheme and is run by hundreds of volunteers at different clubs

around the UK. To learn more about the RYA initiative, click here.

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