Sailing at your pace adapted for you

If you have never tried sailing before, or you are a club member who is having problems with mobility.


What is Sailabilty?

It is the RYA’s programme to open sailing to those with disabilities.

At Notts County Sailing Club the Sailability section endeavour to help those with disabilities enjoy the outdoors, feel the freedom on the water, learn new skills and develop confidence.

Who is it for?

  • anyone who is living with a disability, whether physical mental or emotional
  • a long-term health condition
  • someone who is not feeling quite as mobile as they used to.

All are welcome.

How is this achieved? 

We have two 303 Hansa dinghies which are especially designed to be very stable. They can be sailed by one or two people. The sailors remain seated centrally and they have a heavy keel which means that the boat should not capsize.

Not sure whether it is right for you?
We run taster sessions on the first Tuesday of the month in the early evenings, from May to September to introduce new sailors to these dinghies.


Please email

Any other boats?

We also have two cobles. These are larger traditionally rigged boats, particularly useful for groups of children and older people, but they are suitable for people of all ages to experience the pleasures of being on the water.

What are our facilities?

  • A clubhouse and grounds which are mainly wheelchair accessible.
  • Disabled parking spaces in several places.
  • Changing rooms including an accessible toilet and shower room
  • Large wide pontoon with a ramp, handrails and seating,
  • Hoist and sling to transfer into and out of the boats if this necessary
  • Buoyancy aids for you to use.

Who are our volunteers?

Our activities are run by our experienced qualified volunteers. We have over 20 years of experience supporting people to access sailing on the water.

Have you thought of volunteering to help?

We are always looking for new club volunteers to help with running our sessions and events so please consider helping to support those wanting to try sailing who  require help in enjoying the sport we all love. So, if you want more information or want to book one of the taster sessions please email,

Hansa Open

Every year we hold a Hansa open meeting when competitors from all over the country come to the club to race against each other.

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