Sailability offers people of all abilities the opportunity to sail regardless of their level of ability, skill or personal circumstances. Sailability operates at Princess Royal Sailing Club in Little Grove with the support of volunteers.
We offer sailing experiences and training in Access dinghies and larger yachts, and provide supported sailing for participants with high-needs. Sailability has specialised equipment including a wheel chair accessible floating pontoon; a hoist and harness to facilitate boarding; and a custom-made bean-bag chair to provide support on-board for those who may need it.
Please note that places in the program are limited.
Applications will be assessed and accepted on the basis of availability of suitable boat spaces and applicants will be advised prior to the commencement of the season.
New applicants are required to attend an orientation session prior to participating. Participants may join as individual members or through their support agency’s group membership.
Thursdays mornings from 18 March 2020 at 9:00am and 10:00am. Participates must arrive 30 minutes before their session.
Sailability is closed for winter.
Venue: Princess Royal Sailing Club
Other sailing days may also be offered throughout the year.
To learn more contact: Sailability Co-ordinator - Jude Beaver Phone: 0412192770
PO Box: 345, ALBANY WA 6331
Sailability Participant Information
Membership & Fees:
An annual PRSC social membership fee of $75 is required to participate in Sailability activities at PRSC. In addition, there is a sailing fee of $25 each week which contributes to the maintenance and replacement costs of our boats and equipment. These fees can be paid by EFPTOS or cash each week. (If financial hardship makes these fees unaffordable please discuss confidentially with the Sailability Coordinator.)
How to prepare for sailing…
Everyone should be prepared with suitable clothing:
- Sunglasses & a well-fitting hat that won’t blow off (we suggest a tie cord)
- Water proof jacket & a jumper
- Footwear with soft rubber soles
- A bottle of water and a healthy snack
- Apply sunscreen before you leave home
Safety and responsibility …
All Sailability participants must adhere to Sailability & PRSC rules and policies including…
Life-Jackets: All participants MUST wear a correctly fitted lifejacket at all times on the pontoon, jetty and onboard any boat.
Skipper’s Instructions: The skipper of the boat is in charge and responsible for the safety of all on-board. Everyone must listen to, respect and follow the skipper’s directions and instructions.
Support Workers: It is your role to take care of your person’s well-being, and encourage and support them to engage with the activity as fully as possible to ensure that they get the most out of their sailing experience. Speak with the skipper about how your person may participate & any special requirements. Ask for assistance if you need it.
Have fun and enjoy the experience!