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Waveney Sailability Ltd   ( 17 boats listed )


Chairman: R Morling
Green Book Secretary: J Blankley, 1 Puddle Duck Lane, Worlingham NR34 7ET Tel: 01502 716302

meet at WOBYC

Club News and Notices     (maintained by the Club)
Waveney Sailability was established in 2004/5 with the aim to give anyone with a disability a chance to sail. The bulk of our fleet is made up of Hansa 303 dinghies, but we also have an RS Venture Keel (Sailability version), a Squib and two Waveney One Designs. During 2023 five of our sailors competed in Oulton Week, and two sailed at the Hansa Access National Championships. It is encouraging to note that an increasing number of our members feel confident enough to sail most sessions on their own, and then to race single handed on Tuesday evenings. The Hansa Access dinghies are specially designed to allow all people with a disability to sail. They have a joystick control which works the opposite way to a tiller (thus confusing experienced dinghy sailors), unstayed masts so both sails can be reefed, and a weighted daggerboard to prevent capsizes. The club is based on Oulton Broad, and we sail from the WOBYC clubhouse. Over the years the links with WOBYC have strengthened, and in 2014 the project to install a lift and accessible toilets was completed and officially opened by the Princess Royal. The Club is run entirely by volunteers, whether on shore helpers, instructors or safety boat drivers. It meets every Tuesday from April to October, so please contact us if you are able to help, or know someone who would like a trial sail. The really important people are the members of the club who come along to learn to sail or just for the enjoyment of being out on the water. The beauty of the club and its fleet is that anybody can sail more or less regardless of their problems. For the competitive sailors, every week there is an hour of racing for those who wish to participate and there are trophies for 4 series that we run throughout the season. We are enormously thankful to the generosity of those people and organisations who have given us support with the running costs of the club. Members and helpers also pay a subscription which contributes to the running costs, and any sailor or potential volunteer interested in helping in any way would be most welcome. The photo below shows 'Keen racers on the start line'.  
Club Events
Weekly sailing sessions every Tuesday during the summer season There is no sailing during Oulton Week (some members do race) and Whit Week in May. See our website for updates and the latest information.

Boat List

Name Owner

  5 Access 303 1681
Spirit of Denise II   Presented by Marine Safety Ltd    
 10 - 303 Sport
Flossie   Presented by Stuart Catchpole    
 11 - 303 Sport
Vera 100   Presented by Chris Addison    
 12 Access 303 1567
John Gillespie   Presented by Rotary Club of Dereham    
 14 Access 303 2881
Dreamtime III   Presented by David Riddle    
 15 Access 303 2884
Flying Fuller   Presented by the Fuller Foundation    
 16 Access 303 2970
Ivy Rose Hood   Presented by the Hood family    
 17 Access 303 2969
Edward Hood   Presented by the Hood family    
 18 Access 303 2976
East Point   Presented by East Point Rotary Club    
 19 Access 303 2978
Mr T   Presented by various Local Rotary Clubs    
 20 Access 303 3155
Barbara & George Hood   Presented by the Hood foundation    
 21 Access 303 3421
SP Flyer   Presented by Richard Thurston    
 22 Access 303 3422
Ghost Ship   Presented by Richard Thurston    
Lucilla   Presented by Sally and Spencer Green    
Dopsie   Presented by Rosy and Malcolm Brown    
Fen Orchid   Presented by Mrs Barbara Strowger    
Watermint   In memory of Richard Thurston