Disabled sailors will just love dinghy-with-a-difference
- Credit: Dart Sailability
Disabled sailors can enjoy more independence on the water when they go sailing on charity Dart Sailability’s dinghy, which has an electronically controlled joystick.
The specially adapted Hansa dinghy generated great interest at Galmpton’s Gooseberry Pie Fair on July 4 and will open up a brand new experience for sailors with a disability.
The specially adapted boats enable anyone to take part in the joy of sailing and Dart Sailability is a Royal Yachting Association approved training centre, as well as a Centre of Excellence in the South-west of England.
Heavy showers did nothing to discourage masses of visitors to the fair, which was held a few minutes' walk from Dart Sailability’s new base at Dartside Quay.
The charity, which is run and managed purely by volunteers, has a fleet of 13 different vessels and enables anybody with a disability to enjoy sailing, boating and social activities on the beautiful River Dart.