Information for sailors

At Dart Sailability we welcome all people with disabilities to come and enjoy sailing and boating on The River Dart. We are based at Noss on Dart Marina on the Kingswear side of The River Dart. 

We have specially adapted boats that enable most people to take part in sailing. These include a new powerboat 'Farries Flyer' designed and built to accommodate severely disabled sailors and with dual controls for more able sailors in wheelchairs. The Farries Flyer can accommodate up to 12 sailors including 4 in wheelchairs.  It is based on an aluminum landing craft design but modified for wheelchair users.

We also have a Nab Dory, three keel boats with adapted seats and 8 Hansa sailing dinghies which you can be transferred into from a wheelchair.

We operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays from May to September.

If you are interested in a free taster session please contact us via Get in touch tab above.

Dart Sailability is a Royal Yachting Association approved training centre and is the Centre of Excellence in the Southwest of England. We maintain a high standard of safety and are inspected annually.

Who can sail with us?

We try to cater for anyone with a disability. We have specialist equipment that enables people with physical and learning disabilities to enjoy sailing.
We have no
restriction on age or disability. Talk to us. If at first we do not have a solution to a problem, we can try to find one – ideas are always welcome.

What you need to bring?
  • Bring a waterproof, a hat and a change of clothes
  • Wear sensible shoes such as trainers, sailing boots or flat sandals
  • Disabled toilet and shower facilities are available
We can help you put on life jackets and get into boats, but we are unable to provide personal care so please bring an enabler with you if you need one.

If you are interested in a free taster session please contact the Membership Secretary below.  Full members pay £35 for the whole year and nothing else.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our membership secretary Janet Cottey.

Click here to contact Janet

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