A sailing and powerboat school accessible to all. Dinghy and keelboat sailing with accessible boats included. We have recreational, accredited training and competitive activities for children, adults, families aged from 4 years to no upper age limit. We have a wheelchair friendly powerboat. We are based in an accessible yacht harbour with many other facilities, including accessible cafe, wine bar, watersports chandlery shop, toilets. We provide all clothing and equipment for all the sessions. Free parking passes available to all of our customers. All sessions must be pre-booked.
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There is level access from the main entrance to:Reception area for arrivalsAccessible toiletramped access classroom In the car park away from the Huts and SchoolRoute down to boats on pontoon
Travel by public transport
For people with mobility issues, you will need to take a taxi from the top of the hill. For further information or advice on this then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Travel by taxi
This is not needed as we are located in a level car park. During peak times we hold car parking spaces right outside the school, you just need to let us know if you require one of these and we will guide you into the relevant spaces.
Path to main entrance
We are located in large wooden huts and the wide doors are always open. There are grab rails with colour contrasting at the main entrance. There are colour contrasting areas for door handles, light switches etc.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Ticket/ information desk
Reception area for arrivals
The main entrance has double doors which are open at all times. The reception and information area is in a large hut and someone will be there to assist you at all times. Grab handles with contrasting colours on both sides of the doors.
Things to See and Do
Spectator/ Audience viewing areas
Customers can view activities from the quayside, this has level access
The viewing area is outside and over looks the marina with lots of boats.
These facilities have a coded access and the code is available from a member of staff. The facilities belong to the Yacht Harbour and they are approximately 400m away from the sailing school on a level access all the way. There is also a baby changing area.
ramped access classroom
The doors are 80cm wide and the access ramp is 1:12
Getting around outside
In the car park away from the Huts and School
There is no official smoking area, but we request that smokers are away from the classrooms and main reception area and use the official safe ashtray mounted on the rail. Please let us know if you require help with this.
Route down to boats on pontoon
Most of the school is based outside, it is all level access with a tarmac ground base. There is a level route from the huts to the pontoons where the boats are located. There is a slope down to the slipway for boarding the wheelchair friendly powerboat.
Customer care support
Light support seats
Hoist and sling
Beanbag support seats for the sailing boats (large and small)
Assistance dog lifejackets
All clothing and safety equipment provided for all activities
Enlarging magnifying glass
Trays for wheelchair users
We have an indoor kit room with electricity for recharging and storing any items.
Emergency evacuation procedures
As we are mainly located outdoors and on a large level access quay, evacuating away from our buildings is easy.
Customer care support
Many staff have had blind and deaf awareness training with Sign Supported English (SSE) basic communications, specific to our activirties.
Wheelchair friendly powerboat, the front part of the boat lowers down onto the slipway so that wheelchairs or anyone with mobility problems can board with ease and dignity.
We also have an accessible sailing boat with hoist into a beanbag chair or support seats