Here are some of the people who keep Sailability running...
Mark has been involved in Sailability for over 20 years, leading the clubs sailability activity prior to the formation of the Trust. He received recgnition for his work with sailability as a recipient of a volunteer award from the RYA.
Lisa has been involved in sailability for 4 years,from a non sailing background she is the key organiser for the trust and keeps us all in order.
Andy is our expert sailor and the inspiration behind our onshore activities and is a proven favourite amongst some of our sailors. Andy is a senior Instructor with the RYA and is key to ensuring participants learn as much as they can from their sailing.
Jackie has been coming to sailability as a parent for a number of years and has now joined the trustees and is our gatekeeper at each session
Di manages the trust finances and supervises on the pontoon at sessions, She has guided the Trust through a numberof purchases and aquisitions ensuring the Trust can operate each year.
Tony has extensive experience in all things water, he has personal experiences of disability and the challenges associated. Tony is also the bosun and keeps all out boats in top condition and is involved in the development of special seats for our challengers.
Lesley has extensive sailing experience , she has held various positions at the sailing club including vice commodore. Lesley has been a GP for many years and brings extensive knowledge of all things medical and a wealth of child protection and vulnerable adult experiences.
Amanda Joins us as a trustee having come to us some years ago initially to watch whilst Clive our official photographer took pictures of the sessions. With some discussion and gentle persuasion Amanda took to the water and hasn't looked back since, She leaves her wheelchair on shore and sets sail with any number of willing volunteers vying for her company. Amanda brings a unique view to Sailability through her own personal challenges , fears anxieties working towards making the water available to all