We are a registered charity offering sailing and waterborne activities and experiences for children and adults with any form of disability throughout the Midlands. We are a completley voluntary not for profit organisation.
We also offer the opportunity for less mobile sailors to continue sailing when a conventional dinghy may be a little too much for them to handle or for those who maybe a little less confident in a conventional dinghy.
There is no lower or upper age limit and no requirement to be able to swim. However, we reserve the right to restrict or limit access or activities in the interests of safety.
If you or your organisation would like to get involved as a user of our facilities, or you would like to sponsor or support our work, please email us.
We are based at Staunton Harold reservoir, near Melbourne, Derbyshire, alongside Staunton Harold Sailing Club.
We have a full range of equipment including specialist boats, pontoon, hoist, safety clothing, accessible changing facilities.
We are affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association.
We have been providing sailing opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities from our region for many years by holding a special Annual Day for anyone, and regular sailing sessions. We are fully equipped now and can accommodate adults on all sessions or with independent sailing opportunities. Please check our events page for full details of organised sessions and events or contact us direct to discuss any other requirements.
We provide a safe environment where participants can experience sailing in special dinghies, either sailing alone or with an instructor or other participants. Each session will build upon skills at a rate dictated by each participant.
We aim to encourage participants to become members of the sailing club and take advantage of the trust's equipment as part of their membership. The Trust will look at providing grants to participants to subsidise membership.
We encourage siblings and parents to join in. Our activities fall into three main categories: sailing, powerboats and onshore activities.
We major on sailing and onshore activities, but powerboats play a part in allowing sensory experiences for those who might prefer not to sail, or be unable to sail.
f you are unsure that this is for you get in touch so we can advise or help you in finding out more.
Contact our secretary at email@example.com.