We currently have a fleet of twenty two sailing dinghies, comprising: – ten Access 303Ws, three Laser Stratos, three Access Libertys, two Martin 16s, one RS Venture, one Drascombe Lugger and two Olympic class International 2.4mR’s. Access 303W Dinghy Access dinghies were designed specifically to meet the needs of disabled sailors. With their heavily weighted keels and inbuilt buoyancy, they are very stable boats. Seated low, and facing forwards, movement within the boat is not required. The only controls needed for sailing are a joystick, with left/right movement for steering, and a rope, pulled or released, to control the sails. You will be able to start sailing these boats with an instructor, but once proficient you can easily sail them on your own. On your own or with a friend, sailing in an Access is easy. Laser Stratos – Drop Keel version. The Stratos is a high performance dinghy, capable of providing either the opportunity to sail safely with instructors as an introduction on how to sail, or for more challenging sailing. It comes with a deep keel and a set of cut-down sails that make it a stable and safe boat. However, for those wanting a more exciting experience, it also has a larger sail set that can be reefed in stronger winds and a spinnaker (a large foresail which can be flown going downwind). Martin 16. The Martin 16 was designed to be accessible to all sailors, with or without impaired mobility. It is a no compromise high performance sloop that is nonetheless very easy to sail. With comfortable adjustable fore and aft seating, it can be sailed solo or in tandem from either seating position. With a ballasted drop keel it is very stable and will stay afloat even if totally flooded. Access Liberty. The Liberty is twenty percent longer than the 303W but the same width, which makes the Liberty a very fast and high pointing sailing dinghy. The high coamings and wide side decks keep the boat dry even at extreme angles of heel and the two high aspect rudder blades ensure directional stability. The Liberty has two rudders because, being a single-seater, the boat has to be free to heel to extremes and still maintain directional stability. This is achieved as the Liberty heels by the canted leeward rudder digging in and becoming more efficient.One of our Libertys has servo assisted control for those who have limited upper limb mobility. RS Venture The RS Venture is a remarkably stable and dependable boat with a carrying capacity of up to six people. The side by side seating makes it an excellent teaching boat and its easy conversion to a normal sailing dinghy makes it a good “transition” boat for sailors wishing to move from joystick steering to tiller steering. Drascombe Lugger The Lugger is a new addition to the Wealden fleet for 2016. There is ample room in the uncluttered cockpit for up to 6, yet the hand rig is so well thought out that just one person can handle her with ease. The mainsail has no boom and can be easily reefed, giving more than enough headroom for even the tallest of crews! International 2.4 metre We have recently aquired 2 of these dingies from the RYA. They are a one person keel boat. All the controls are in front of the sailor who sits deep within the hull. They are great racing boats and great fun to sail.