At Chesil Sailability, we have a range of different boats that are all specially adapted to enable us to take people with a wide range of disabilities sailing. One of our aims at Chesil Sailability is to become a national centre where people can try all the different types of accessible sailing boats, so keep an eye on this page as we add to our fleet!
This small dingy is 2.3 metres long, and can be sailed by one person. Steering can be by a joystick in the centre of the boat, or by an electronic servo system if people are unable to use their hands. It has a single sail, and is great for giving people their first solo sailing experience! This boat is very stable and does not capzise. The seats are either soft deck-chair style, or harder bucket seats, depending on sailor requirements.
The Hansa 303 is slightly larger than a 2.3 at 3.03 metres long. It has two sails, a jib and a main sail, and can be sailed by one or two people. It is great for taking people out for their first sail or for competitive racing with a good national racing circuit.
More information about the Hansa classes can be found here.
This boat has three hulls, with a seat in the middle hull for the sailor to sit. It is sailed single-handed, and can go very fast! It is great for more experienced sailors to get some adrenaline!
More information about the Challenger Trimaran can be found here.
In the Media
Chesil Sailability AGM 2017
First 2017 Sailing Session
Volunteer Training 18th March
Access Dorset film!
Local third sector organisation, Access Dorset, have filmed one of our sessions and created a brilliant video!