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Oxford Sailability

Oxford Sailability is RYA affiliated and runs from April to October each year on a Tuesday evening. It starts at about 5pm and finishes when all sailors have sailed or half an hour before sunset. We are a small club run entirely by volunteers, many…

Oxford Sailability is RYA affiliated and runs from April to October each year on a Tuesday evening. It starts at about 5pm and finishes when all sailors have sailed or half an hour before sunset.

We are a small club run entirely by volunteers, many of whom also work full time. 

Sailors of all ages with all disabilities are welcome to come along and try it, it doesnt' matter if you have years of sailing experience or none at all.

We have 3 types of boat available, one of which can accommodate wheelchairs, and we buddy people depending on needs. 

People sail for enjoyment and freedom, there is also the option to learn and competitive sailing in Sailability Regattas.

Please email oxfordsailability@gmail.com for more information if you are interested.

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Disabled Access
Disabled Inclusive

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gareth Griffiths
Contact Position
Chairman
Telephone
07948353887
E-mail
oxfordsailability@gmail.com
Website
Sailability
Notes

The boats:

  • The Challenger: a trimaran, a stable, fast boat which can be sailed alone or with a buddy, and can be sailed in regattas. They are normally launched from the beach but can be launched from the pontoon.

  • The Hansa Access Dinghy: a very stable single or double seater dinghy, can also be sailed in regattas. They are always launched from the pontoon.

  • The Joyce: a larger boat with lee-boards sailed by 2 helpers and capable of taking up to 8 people with 1 or 2 wheel chairs. It doesn't sail in regattas. It is normally launched from the beach.

Where to go

Address
Oxford Sailing Club
Cumnor Road
Farmoor
Appleton and Cumnor
OXFORD
Postcode
OX2 9NS
Notes

Facilities include:

  • Level access or ramp to the sailing club and down to the point
    where you get all boats.

  • High specification disabled changing room including WC with handrails, shower and shower wheelchair, ceiling track hoist and plinth bed. 

  • Separate additional WC with handrails.

  • Able-bodied changing facilities as well.

  • Buoyancy aids supplied.

  • Hoist to get in and out of boats for those who need it.

  • Training and buddy System for newcomers and for those who need it.

  • Cafe with food and hot drinks available to warm up afterwards!

There is sometimes a barrier in operation on entrance and exit of the car park. Tokens for exit are available for Sailability participants.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
5pm every Tuesday evening from April until October
Time of day
Evening
Session Information
On arrival anyone new should go to the reception desk in the club house or the pontoon. A volunteer will help them. There is a fee per session or per season if you prefer. Experienced help is on hand both on and off the water. Your sailing time will depend on how many sailors and helpers there are at the time you come
currently it is normally limited to 30 minutes due to sailor and boat numbers.   Boats are launched from the Pontoon and the beach.  Please try and bring warm and waterproof clothing including over trousers even in warmer weather.

Other Details

Costs

Details

Please contact oxfordsailability@gmail.com if you are interested in finding out more.

Availability

Age Ranges
3-93

Additional Information

Providing services to
Disabled children/young people
Adults
Older people

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 05/03/2020

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