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 just 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.
The 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 12nn at a cost of £7pp. These have concluded for 2019, but will restart on 22 April 2020 and will continue until October. Sessions after the date below are weather and volunteer dependent.
Cardiff Sailability Volunteer Project
The Cardiff Sailability Volunteer Project started in 2018 and runs sessions on Wednesday afternoons, every fortnight between 2pm & 5pm. Booking is required. The group can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a result of COVID-19, the start date of our Sailability projects has been postponed. A new date will be published when we are able to.
Please contact the centre on Tel: (029) 20 877 977 for further information on either session..
“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