Sailability is a charity organisation set up to allow disabled people the chance to learn to sail. All of the qualified sailors are volunteers who are passionate about sailing and sharing this experience with others. Whether you just want to experience the sensation of being on the water, or want to learn how to take control of the boat, the qualified instructors will teach you as much as you want to know. For those who develop a passion for sailing, there is even the opportunity to gain sailing certificates.
Peterborough Sailability has 7 Challenger-class trimarans, designed especially for safe disabled sailing. You will get into the boat on land before moving on to the water and will be accompanied by a trained volunteer. Carers can watch from our base where there are seats and refreshments.
Where: Ferry Meadows Watersports Centre/cafe, Nene Park
When: April – October. Tuesdays and Thursdays (10-6pm), and Saturday – only for people who work during the week (sailing on a Saturday may not always be possible due to building work in the park). The PAB group usually sail at 10am.
Cost: £15 for annual membership. £4 each time you sail
Bring: Suitable outdoor clothing for the season. All safety gear is provided, including protective clothing and buoyancy aids. Hot drinks and snacks are available to buy.
Parking: There is ample parking at the Watersports Centre. Parking at Ferry Meadows is free of charge on weekdays (and at all times to Blue Badge holders).
To take part in this activity, please contact the PAB for more details. For more information on the venue you can contact them on the details below:
Ferry Meadows Watersports Centre
Post code for satnav PE2 5UU
Carol Goddard. Mobile number 07948 262 919
James Hopgood. Mobile 07956 940 981