Sailability offers an opportunity for people, whose disabilities would usually deter them from enjoying dinghy sailing, to get out on the water. It is part of an RYA nationwide scheme which offers people of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy the fun and freedom of sailing.

If you have never sailed before and would like to give it a try we will pair you up with a very experienced sailor in one of our double seater Access dinghies. As your skills and confidence grow you can take over.

If you prefer to be in a larger boat we have a lovely Cornish Crabber called “Lady Jay”.

We even have a Wheelyboat, which will accommodate wheelchairs, if you prefer power to wind.

So, new to sailing or not; looking for adventure, or just want to sail peacefully around a beautiful lake in light winds on a sunny Friday afternoon, Sailability at Papercourt offers a special experience in a place that has a very welcoming, supportive and friendly atmosphere. So even if you have never sailed before, come and give it a try!

The Club is fully accessible.  We have two hoists on the jetty to assist those who find getting in and out of the boats difficult. So don’t allow immobility to hold you back. The hoists are suitable for up to 107kg (17 stone).  In the clubhouse we have accessible showers and toilets.

Safety and comfort are our top priorities.  Our six Access dinghies are designed so that they will not capsize, so no one is going swimming!  We have two fully-equipped safety boats on the water at all times, operated by experienced and trained members.

We provide buoyancy aids. Just come suitably dressed for an afternoon out of doors. For more information contact

Sailability usually takes place on the 1st and 3rd (and 5th where there is one) Friday afternoons during the summer season from Easter to October, from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. If you are 12 years old or older why not drop in, see what we do, and perhaps have a go. If you are a group of ten or more please contact  so that we can be prepared with extra volunteers.

Please feel free to bring someone with you. You will all be made very welcome with tea, cake and a gossip.

Sailability is run by volunteers and there is no charge.

Provisional Sailability dates for 2024 are:

  • 19th April
  • 3rd May
  • 17th May
  • 31st May
  • 7th June
  • 21st June
  • 5th July
  • 19th July
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 30th August
  • 6th September
  • 20th September
  • 4th October
  • 18th October

Our Vulnerable Adults Policy is here.

You can email our Safeguarding Officer.