Sailability New Zealand
Disabled Sailors required
I have a disability but I am not sure if I am eligible to sail?
Everyone with a disability is eligible to sail in our program. Visible, invisible, traumatic, degenerative, age-related, etc. An instructor can help you determine which sailing option is right for you!
I am new to sailing, what will my first sail look like? your first sail will be your opportunity to familiarize yourself with the club, meet your instructor or companion and discuss your needs.
Together, you will discuss transferring into the boat, any accommodations that may be needed and give you an overview of safety procedures. Please note that if you have unique transfer or seating needs, your first sail may be shorter to allocate time for assessing the latter.
I have mobility limitations, how will I transfer in and out of the boat? there are several methods of transferring into the boats; we work with you to help you in and out of the boats safely and respectfully.
You may walk on, self-transfer, use an assisted-transfer or use the lift
Are the facilities accessible? Yes
Parents/caregivers wishing to sail with their child or client may do so by becoming a Companion Sailor. Companion sailors must demonstrate the ability to sail safely and independently in various conditions, this will be evaluated by an instructor. We encourage parents/caregivers who frequent our program often to reach out and find out how they can become a Recreational Companion Sailor.