Patron – The Rt. Hon Miss Ann Widdecombe PC DSG


The Disabled Sailing Association is non-profit making, run for the disabled and by the disabled.


We aim to give people with a disability, family and carers the opportunity to enjoy a safe and pleasurable experience of seagoing sailing, including short local cruising of about two to three hours and for the more adventurous, longer coastal passages.

We have Disability Awareness-trained volunteer skippers and crew, all with CRB clearance, working with our disabled members enabling them to participate as fully as possible in a seagoing sailing experience.

We encourage and support, when funding and grants permit, our disabled members and volunteers to take RYA training courses. Several disabled members have already achieved this.

Our vessels have all taken the RNLI sea safety checks and follow their recommendations.

You can donate to us by going to and make your donation by following the instructions there.

You can also raise money for FREE while online shopping through

As some of you have gallantly done such things as parachute jumps and half marathons in the past for us, next time why not set up your own page, link it to us to get an official fundraiser status for you next fund raising effort!


Ahoy There! December 2015 Magazine

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16th December 2015

The latest quarterly magazine from the DSA is now available! Please check out our facebook page or email: for your copy. Contributions to the March/April 2016 issue welcome. Please email the Magazine editor (find on the contacts page).

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9th June 2015

HELPERS NEEDED! The Disabled Sailing Association will be the principle organisation providing Try sail experiences for visitors to the Figaro sailing event in Torquay from the 17th – 21st June. Its anticipated that there will be many thousands of people coming to the harbourside and we have secured a gazebo on the decking above the…

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