Sailing is one of the few sports where people with disabilities can participate on virtually the same terms as able-bodied sailors. It can be a thrilling sport that can be shared with family and friends.
We offer a variety of pathways, from simple taster sessions where we get you on the water and introduce you to the basics, to courses based on the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) National Sailing Scheme.
We work closely with the National Governing Body for Sailing, along with other organisations, such as the Innovate Trust. With partnerships such as this, we are able to offer regular sessions allowing people with disabilities to access sailing.
Cardiff Sailing Centre also has Foundation status with RYA Sailability, which helps us provide the facilities and expertise needed to enable people with disabilities to access this great sport.
Wednesday Morning Drop-in
In partnership with the Innovate Trust, we run a drop-in session most Wednesday mornings between 10am and midday. These conclude for 2022 soon, and will re-start on 26 April 2023 and continue until September/October. Sessions are weather and volunteer dependent, and the Innovate Trust has instigated a booking system this year.
Cardiff Sailability Volunteer Project
The Cardiff Sailability Volunteer Project started in 2018 and runs sessions on Wednesday afternoons, every week from 26 April 2023 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Booking is required. The group can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The centre ran a sailing course over the summer for disabled children and young people, culminating in the first annual regatta. This group are often excluded from adventurous activities, so it was marvellous that so many people could take part. The young people experienced a real sense of achievement after completing the course.”
Jonathon Lee, Participation Manager, Innovate Trust