Hanningfield Sailability

Sports category:

Water Sports


The tidal nature of local Essex rivers and estuaries make handling and launching sailing dinghies difficult for disabled sailors. The Hanningfield Sailability Project has been created to overcome this hurdle. Hanningfield Reservoir is a large non-tidal area of open water with shore side facilities for storage of boats and equipment. We have the full backing of RYA Sailability, Chelmsford Borough Council and Essex and Suffolk Water. We have an RYA qualified instructor available and training opportunities for volunteer helpers.
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Club features

Impairment types:
All Abilities
Staff experience:
We have a lot of experience working with disabled people, and have undergone specialised training
Activity format:
Team based


The Fishing Lodge, South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield
United Kingdom

Attending the club:

Please get in touch via the email provided for more information on how you can attend our sessions.

When we meet:

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 12:30 & 13:30 to 15:30, April - August


Just make sure to wear comfortable clothing, bring a drink bottle, and yourselves!

Accessibility Information:

Disabled toilet and changing facilities are available. We also have hoists to allow non-mobile sailors to access the boats. Craft include Challenger & Weta trimarans, Hansa 303's, two Martin 16's, a Liberty and two RS Venture keel boats.

Hanningfield Sailability online

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