Sailability Northland provides opportunities for physically disabled young people and adults to learn to sail or just experience being on a sailing boat. It is a worldwide, “not for profit”, volunteer-based organisation which, through the activity of sailing, enriches the lives of people with any type of disability.
Sailability is considered to be the most active sailing organisation for people with disabilities in the world. Their aim is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to sail in safety and to experience adventure and freedom – building mobility, self-confidence and pride through achievement. Sailability activities cover a broad spectrum, ranging from recreation, therapeutic and competitive activities, from grass-roots, entry-level through to elite World Championships and Paralympic training.
Sailability Northland is an organisation which aims to deliver sailing opportunities for the disabled throughout Northland New Zealand. The Northland Sailability Trust now has two Access 303 yachts available complete with all necessary equipment.
Our activities are based at the Bay of Islands yacht club who have made their premises and equipment available for our use.
Trained instructors will be available as time permits.
We are very dependent on volunteer help to deliver this opportunity.
Please consider volunteering we really need more volunteers
Chris Sharp Sailability Northland