Sailing Activities

Sailing with the Trust happens in three main ways...

1. Laser 13 Sailing Dinghies

We have some standard Laser 13 sailing dinghies. They're each crewed by two experienced sailors from our volunteer pool, who will take 2 children / adults out with them to sail around the lake; or they will teach those on board the basics of steering, controlling the sails, turning the boat about, and heading up and downwind. These boats are roomy and stable, and they are fitted with sail floats to make them safer. The boats are usually accessed from the jetty, although we sometimes launch them from the shore.

Laser 13

2. Hansa Dinghies

We also have eight specialist Hansa dinghies in our fleet. These are all designed for sailors with disabilities, but can equally well be sailed by anyone. We have single-handed boats and double-handed boats. The single-handed boats have different seating: some have deck chair type seats, and others have hard chair seats. According to your needs, we'll select a boat that suits you. All boats have a large keel, making them very stable and safe on the water. We can adjust the sails on all our boats such that we can sail under almost any wind conditions.

Hansa Dinghies

3. Double-Seated Hansa

Very similar to our single-handed Hansa dinghy is our double-seated Hansa. This offers the same sail adjustment and keel for stability, but is a larger boat. Our 303 Wide version also has an extra sail. Although larger, these boats are just as stable as the smaller ones and can be sailed by two children or adults together, or any combination.

Double-seated Hansa

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