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Waveney Sailability Ltd   ( 15 boats listed )

WSL

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

location:
meet at WOBYC
website:
http://www.waveneysailability.co.uk
email:
jonblankley@btinternet.com

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 11 Hansa 303 dinghies, but we also have an RS Venture Keel (Sailability version), a Squib and a Waveney One Design. During 2016 eight 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 from 18th April until the 24th October 2017. 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. www.waveneysailability.co.uk


Boat List

Number
Name Owner

  1 Access 303 1680
Bishybarnybee   presented by Broads Authority    
  3 Access 303 1384
Tom Breezer   presented by Broads Authority    
  4 Access 303 1270
Hoohah   presented by Rotary Club of Lowestoft    
  5 Access 303 1681
Spirit of Denise   presented by Marine Safety Ltd    
  6 Access 303 1679
Whirlygig   presented by Broads Authority    
  7 Access 303 1331
Finney Harrod   presented by Karpet Kingdom    
  8 Access 303 1401
Freedom   presented by Barclays & Radio Broadland    
  9 Access 303 1273
Ernest Webster   presented by Rotary Club of Wymondham    
 10 - 303 Sport
Flossie   Presented by Stuart Catchpole    
 11 - 303 Sport
Vera 100   Presented by Chris Addison    
 2 Access 303 1567
John Gillespie   presented by Rotary Club of Dereham    
 Squib
Lucilla   presented by Sally and Spencer Green    
 Squib 677
Dragonfly   Presented by Alex Von Moll    
 Venture
Dopsie   Presented by Rosy and Malcolm Brown    
 W32
Fen Orchid   Presented by Mrs Barbara Strowger