Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

The RYA offers people who think they can’t even get on a boat, let alone sail one, the chance to achieve the self reliance that sailing can bring and feel the exhilaration of being on the water.

Sailing is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and sailors with an impairment can participate on equal terms. Imagine the thrill of sailing for people who can feel and hear but have no sight, or of sailing a boat at speed even though they can’t walk, or of joining in a sport where deafness doesn’t matter.

The RYA already helps make these dreams a reality and continues to do so by encouraging and supporting people with impairments to take up the sport and facilitating sites to develop sailing opportunities.

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