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Do you have a disability?
Ever thought that you would like to try sailing or on the water activities but didn’t know where to go?
For the answer to this question you have just found the place - take a look around the site to see what we are about and what we have to offer.
Here at Belfast Lough Sailability we are committed to making it possible for people to sail whatever their disability, and exist to give everyone, whether they have a disability or not, the chance to sail, take part in on the water activities and to volunteer. Children and adults with a diverse range of disabilities are able to experience the same exhilaration, enjoyment and confidence enjoyed by able-bodied sailors – along with enjoying good company, and making new friends.
If you are reading this and wondering
Could I do that?
Then the answer is yes.
Belfast Lough Sailability provides safe and enjoyable sailing opportunities to people with disabilities interested in experiencing the sport of sailing and/or other on the water activities – we cater for those just wanting to have a go right through to those wanting to compete.
Could we do it as a family?
Belfast Lough Sailability actively encourages all the family to have a go. We recognise the importance of having a recreational activity that is inclusive to all family members and encourage disabled and able-bodied family members to sail together.
Do we need any special equipment or clothing to take part?
Safety equipment such as lifejackets are provided, along with waterproof clothing if required; the only thing you need to do is make sure you wrap up warm, including a warm coat, hat and gloves, and if it is sunny bring some sun protection such as sun glasses, sun cream and a cap.
I have a disability - can I volunteer?
We recognise that every volunteer has a unique contribution to make to Belfast Lough Sailability and welcome volunteers with or without a disability, who can help both on and off the water; you don’t even have to go out on the water if you don’t want to as there are volunteering opportunities based on the shore.
We would like to invite you, your family, and your friends to come along and give us a try; you will hopefully gain new skills and make new friends all whilst having lots of fun in a welcoming, safe and friendly atmosphere.