Challenger outings take place between April and September, with an initial training session for helper volunteers. Sessions are on Saturdays between 10 am and 3 pm. If you want to sail, just turn up! We can cope with all abilities, from complete novice. To find out more, or if you want to help at any of the events, please contact Joanna Martin (07961 483068) or Howard Marsden (07814 982529) or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The club seeks annual recognition by the RYA for providing accessible shore-based facilities for sailing for individuals with disabilities. This accreditation was last reconfirmed in 2018 and the steps towards re-accreditation for 2019 are underway.

The group has 4 boats, all in good condition, waterproof clothing for new sailors, plus the hoists and skills necessary to get anyone afloat.

Not sure what a Challenger is? See below.

 

A small, single-seater trimaran dinghy that is safe for any disabled person. It's unsinkable, self bailing, won’t capsize and very stable. Use it racing, training or cruising. Launch from the beach, slipway, pontoon or mooring. And because it can be fitted with electronic controls and personalised seating, it enables disabled people from 12 to 92 years young, female and male to all enjoy the thrills and freedom of sailing.

Some great Challenger videos from an earlier Eric Chesher Regatta.