Sailability – Sailing for those with disabilities

Sailability is a charitable trust set up by the RYA to provide the thrill and excitement of sailing to people with all forms of disability.Donaghadee Sailing Club has gained RYA Sailability Foundation Level Recognition and can offer the “sailing experience” and training for the following categories of disabilities:-

Ambulant – Partially Ambulant

Hearing Impaired

Learning Disabilities – Individuals

The new clubhouse has been designed with disability in mind and can fully facilitate disabled people.

Sailing is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms.

We actively encourage people with disabilities to take up the sport. Imagine the thrill of sailing for people who can feel and hear but have no sight, or of joining in a sport where deafness doesn’t matter.


The sessions are weather dependant, but we will do our best to maximise the time on the water, but should we have to cancel we will do our best to arrange another date or offer a refund.

We will provide wet suits, lifejackets and spray tops. Please bring the following with you:

warm clothing for the upper body, close fitting sweat shirts
Warm hat and gloves
Wet suit boots or trainers that you don’t mind getting wet
Towel and change of clothes
Sun screen in summer
Pack lunch/ snack and bottle of water

Dates and times for sessions can be arranged to meet the needs of individual groups.

Further information is available by emailing: or by calling James on 07730006149 or Heather on 07718462818