Outdoor sporting activity (sailing)for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities
Frensham Pond Sailability is a unique facililty on the Surrey/Hampshire border for adults and children who need support during sailing because of their disabilities or long term illness.Sailing ranges from therapeutic cruising around Frensham Pond to fully competitive racing in Paralympic class mini-keelboats, on Frensham Pond and at other sailing locations in the UK and in Europe.Provision of an active on-shore social programme is also an important objective and benefit.Why the community needs us
Sailing has an extraordinarily beneficial impact upon the lives of people with a very wide range of disabilities or long term illnesses. Frensham Pond Sailability gives disabled people a new sense of freedom and, for the more profoundly disabled, a sensory experience to enhance the quality of their lives. In doing so, it also enhances the lives of all our volunteers, without whom we could not provide this service to the community.quote - Lindsay B. - disabled sailorOur impact on the community
FPS meets Thursday and Saturday mornings from April through to end October. Sailors, attending regularly or on one-off visits, attend independently or through organisations such as special schools or adult support organisations. We encourage independent sailing, including competitive racing. Our racing sailors have retained the National Hansa Travellers Trophy for a number of years and regularly win National Championships. Social activities are also an important aspect.
on-shore and on-water helpers welcome. Training given. No prior sailing experience required for shore helpers. Flexible attendance to suit individual helper.