Royal Yachting Association (RYA)


Through RYA Sailability over 53,000 young people and adults with disabilities are introduced to sailing per year, and many go on to sail on a regular basis.

Sailing is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms. Our national network of groups provides opportunities for people whether a new amputee, limb impaired or just wanting to find out about what Sailability has to offer to get on the water with in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment.

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What are my options to play?

Sailability can provide the opportunity to have a go in a Dinghy, Off-shore Yacht, Windsurfing or going down the river on a Narrowboat, this can be done with people or on your own. Every site is different therefore check out our ‘Where’s my Nearest’ and select Sailability site to see what opportunities are on offer near you and what facilities they have.

What equipment do I need?

No specific equipment is required however it is worthwhile checking with the sites before going, dependant on the activity you have chosen. Most sites will provide you with any initial equipment you may need. .

What will it cost me?

The fee’s will vary dependant on activity chosen and where you are going, therefore check beforehand, fees can range anything from £3.00 upwards.

How do I get involved?
To find your nearest site, please check out our ‘Where’s my Nearest’ select Sailability site to see what opportunities are in your area.