Burghfield Sailability - Enabling disabled people in Berkshire to experience the freedom of sailing.
We enable people with any disability to enjoy being out on the water at Theale Lake, near Reading. Sailing sessions are organised every Thursday evening during the summer months. Specially adapted sailing dinghies allow persons with mobility issues on land to experience complete independence on water.Why the community needs us
Since Burghfield Sailing Club Sailability Group was founded we have been providing sailing experiences for 20 to 30 people each week. These include sailors with visual and hearing impairments, physical disabilities and learning difficulties.Our impact on the community
Burghfield Sailability in a Centre of Excellence for the Thames Valley ensuring our facilities are able to cope with the needs of our disabled sailors. Both male and female toilets and changing facilities are provided, as well as a lift to our club house functions room, bar and panoramic balcony. We have 3 pontoons, including a specially designed pontoon for wheel chair users. This is fitted with a lifting winch to help our sailors get aboard their boats direct from a wheelchair.
Burghfield Sailability Group welcome volunteers with or without sailing skills to assist during our Thursday evening sailing sessions during the summer months. If you would like to help please visit www.burghfieldsailability.org.uk for details.