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Work on the new Prehen Sailability pontoon
The River Foyle flows into Lough Foyle in the North West of Northern Ireland through the city of Derry and in that area there are already established the Marina, Foyle commercial Port, Lough Foyle Yacht Club and Foyle Search and…
RYANI makes a special presentation to Bob Harper
Carrickfergus sailor Bob Harper has stepped down from his role of RYA Northern Ireland sailability coordinator. Harper took up the role in 2003 and over the last 18 years he has worked with clubs and centres across Northern Ireland as…
Visitors were welcomed from Lough Foyle and Lough Erne, making eight Sailability boats in all at Carrickfergus
Belfast Lough Sailability held a very successful regatta out of Carrickfergus Marina last Saturday (7th August) and welcomed visitors from Lough Foyle in the North West and Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, making eight boats in all. Sailability gives access…
Foyle Sailability in Derry is the first inspirational club to be highlighted in the RYANI’s Recognition 2020 series
RYA Northern Ireland’s Annual Awards have been put on hold this year due to coronavirus restrictions but this doesn’t mean that the celebrations have stopped. Virtually, RYANI will be celebrating clubs and the boating community right across Northern Ireland as…
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Cathaoirleach Shay Brennan presents the 'Spirit of Sailability' trophy to Mary Duffy for her 'determination and sportsmanship competing solo in very challenging conditions'
Today's second day of racing at the Sailability President’s Cup and Hansa National Championships was cancelled in anticipation of more than 20 knots of breeze forecast at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay this morning. As Afloat reported…
Hansa dinghies racing in the first day of the President's Cup at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay
This weekend the Royal St George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour is hosting the President’s Cup and Hansa National Championships. Inaugurated by Paralympian John Twomey this Irish interprovincial regatta is the highlight of the Sailability calendar. Promoted by Sailability…
Donal Hickey who organises the Sailability programme at Kinsale Yacht Club
While the Sovereigns Cup is the focus at Kinsale Yacht Club this week, there is another aspect of the club which is very impressive - its commitment to inclusiveness in sailing. "People of different abilities can sail a boat. Sailability…
Anne Taylor of Belfast Lough Sailability
#Sailability - Anne Taylor of Belfast Lough Sailability was one of three winners of this year’s Exceptional Contribution Awards in the RYA Sailability Annual Awards last weekend. Held at the Sailability National Conference and Awards dinner at Wyboston Lakes on Saturday…
Sailability Sailors From all Four Provinces Converge on Galway Galway Bay Sailing Club
This past weekend Galway Bay Sailing Club played host to the Hansa Nationals and Presidents Cup at The Port of Galway. Team of Sailability sailors from all 4 provinces converged on Galway for the weekend and Champagne sailing conditions on…
Sailing at last year’s SeaFest in Galway Docks
#SeaFest - This year’s SeaFest in Galway is offering activities specifically for children with sensory issues as well as watersports sessions for children and adults with disabilities or impairments. Irish Sailing and its team of volunteers from sailing clubs across…
Dun Laoghaire Sailability Programme Returns For 2017
#Sailability - Dun Laoghaire’s waterfront clubs have launched their 2017 sailability programme for children ages 8-17 with physical and/or sensorial disabilities. The programme kicks off with a try sailing event on Sunday 11 June at the Royal Irish Yacht Club,…
Belfast Lough Sailability at the 2017 RYA Sailability National Conference on Saturday 18 February
#Sailability - Two volunteers with Belfast Lough Sailability received awards at the RYA Sailability National Conference in Cambridge, England last Saturday (18 February). Bill Foster was awarded the RYA Sailability Exceptional Contribution Award, accepted by BLS chair Paul Bunting, while…
Foyle sailability
Following on from yesterday's Dun Laoghaire announcement of its Sailability programme the River Foyle in Derry has launched its fun introductory session as 'a fantastic opportunity for people with disabilities' to ‘Try Sailing’ for the first time and learn the…
The Sailability programme in Dun Laoghaire
Four Dun Laoghaire Yacht Clubs have come together to launch the Dún Laoghaire Sailability Programme 2016 for Children aged 8-17 with physical and sensorial disabilities The DMYC, the National Yacht Club, the Royal Irish Yacht Club and the Royal St George Yacht Club have…
#Sailability - Belfast Lough Sailability has added three new boats to its fleet, as the Carrick Times reports. The 2.4 Olympic class boats Peg and Skye and the Hawk 20’ day sailor keel boat Arica were officially named in a…
Leinster Wins Sailability Ireland President's Cup At Royal Irish Yacht Club
#sailability – Leinster were the winners of the Sailability Ireland President's Cup Event hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club last weekend. More than 40 sailors, representing all four Provinces, raced a series of six races over the two days…

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Sailability gives access to sailing for people living with disabilities or disadvantages. This Charity also provides kayaking. The aim is to train, educate and encourage more people with disabilities or disadvantages in getting on the water with a qualified dinghy, powerboat and first aid instructors.

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