Founded in 1995 and based at Rutland Sailing Club (RSC), our mission is one of
“Sharing the sport of sailing with people with a wide range and degree of disability, through recreation, training and racing – towards the limits of individual aspirations.”
This might range from learning to sail, the satisfaction of sailing solo, racing at local, national or international level or simply enjoying the sensation of being out on the water in a beautiful setting such as Rutland Water.
Sailing activities take place at Rutland Sailability from April to October. During the winter months, a range of talks, training courses and social activities are also arranged, providing members with year-round opportunities to maintain regular contact with like-minded friends.
Membership is open to people with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities from aged 7 years upwards. In addition, if you are able-bodied and would like to support our activities on a regular weekly basis, sailing skills are a bonus but certainly not essential – there are plenty of other tasks. We look forward to hearing from you.
'Sailing poses such enormous challenges for children with SEND in so many ways, yet my son has come out of the sessions with such a profound sense of achievement. I cannot praise the sailing club highly enough in this regard; those involed are enormously skilled and support SEND with empathy, kindness, and almost infection positivity.'
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