At Telford Sailability we provide sailing for anyone with care needs.
In 2010 we received a £2,000 grant which got us started and with a grant from the national lottery we were able to buy our first dinghy, hoist and sling. With continued fund raising and hard work we now have our own safety boat six access dingies, a Stradavari 2.4 keel boat, and Miracle and Skipper sailing dingies and a pontoon which carries the hoist and enables more people to access our dinghies quicker and safer.
Our National Sailability training scheme can help you become a sailor. Starting at an introductory level up through Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinium. You get your Achievements booklet and build your skills with certificates and cloth badges to help you progress. These levels will be adapted for your needs.
Over the last 20 years there have been radical changes in attitudes and services available for people with learning and physical disabilities. People with disabilities are now accessing work and leisure activities and are living longer due to better health care and more opportunity to exercise. The founder members of Telford Sailability have, between them, many years experience of working with this group of people. It was through personal experience of sailing of two of these members, Paul and Celia Devey, which sparked the idea for Telford Sailability.
We will continue to expand who we cater for because we know sailing is for everyone.