Wealden Sailability was formed in July 2008 and until June 2011 operated at Bough Beech Reservoir under the name of Bough Beech Sailability. In June 2011 the name was changed as a result of moving to Chipstead Sailing Club where we operate as a group member. We are a registered charity and member of the RYA Sailability scheme. The charity is organised and run entirely by volunteers and we welcome everyone no matter what their disability. Our philosophy is to encourage our sailors to develop their sailing skills so that they may aim towards achieving personal goals, which may be simply to enjoy the freedom of being on the water, or to progress to taking full control and sailing solo, or even to learning to race.
The aims of the charity are:
- To provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for people with disabilities with the object of improving their condition of life in particular but not exclusively by coaching, recreation, and, where appropriate, competitive opportunities in sailing for disabled people in the local community and from such other areas as may be determined from time to time.
- Providing an introductory methodology whereby disabled sailors might be accommodated within the normal operations of a sailing Club.
The Trustees are: