Etherow Country Park Sailing Club is approved as a Sailability Foundation Centre which means we believe passionately that sailing should be open and accessible to people with physical and mental disabilities from Stockport and beyond.
We are affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association, the recognised national body for sailing.
Sailability is the RYA programme which each year introduces 40,000 adults and children with disabilities to the sport.
Sailing is one of the few sports in which able-bodied and disabled people can compete on equal terms. More information about the programme and inspiring stories can be found on the RYA website.
This club has worked hard to gain Sailability status and offer the opportunity to sail to everyone. As sailors we know the joys (and sometimes the frustrations) of trying to harness the natural forces of wind and water.
Some people are unable to see the trees in our country park setting, or perhaps never hear the swish and gurgle of the water. They might not be able to move from one side of the boat to the other in a hurry, but there is still a lot they can get from the sport.
We welcome approaches from local organisations and want to work together to develop opportunities for disabled people in our Community via Sailability and support people with challenges to build on their abilities. If you are involved in such an organisation, please get in touch by emailing sailabilty at ecpsc.org.uk.