Patron – The Rt. Hon Miss Ann Widdecombe PC DSG
AFFORDABLE SAILING FOR THE DISABLED IN TORBAY
The Disabled Sailing Association is non-profit making, run for the disabled and by the disabled.
THE THRILL AND JOY OF SAILING AT SEA
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 www.mydonate.bt.com/charities/disabledsailingassociation and make your donation by following the instructions there.
You can also raise money for FREE while online shopping through www.easyfundraising.org.uk/dsa
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!
From the 1st March to the 29 April the Tesco stores below have DSA as one of their charities. When you shop please collect tokens at the checkout (as many as you can) and put them in the pot for DSA. The more we score the more money we get! Please help raise money for...read more
On a bright freezing cold Sunday in January, two of our members braved the elements and raised £42.00. They returned with more items than they took!! - kindly donated by other car boot people. More car boot sales will take place during the year.read more
We offer a very sincere thank you to The Yorkshire Building Society for their kind donation to the DSA at the presentation on 17th November. The Building Society supports many causes locally and we are delighted to receive their funding. A big thank you to those...read more
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...read more
Kevin Forster was pleased to be able to arrange for Sue Newman (Rowcroft Hospice) & Dave Musgrove (Disabled Sailing Association) to meet Samantha Cameron at Number 10...read more