What is sailing?

Sailing is a sport that uses wind to power sails and propel the sailing boat forward. There are two types of sailing – racing and cruising. Racing is a type of yachting you will identify from the Olympics, however cruising is more of a recreational activity.

How can I sail?

Sailability is a national program developed through the Royal Yachting Association that enables people with disabilities to try sailing and take part regularly.  You don’t need to be able-bodied, or even a strong swimmer to get into sailing.  The variety of approved Sailability sites will have boats and facilities to cater for everyone.

 Further Information

For more information view the RYA Sailability webpage or email:

Alternatively for more information on Sailing specific to your visual impairment, email