More than 30,000 disabled people their families and friends have now sailed with the RoRo ( "Roll on / Roll off ) project, which annually provides more sailing than RYA Sailability and the Jubilee Sailing Trust added together.
The Special Olympics World Games 2019 will be hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in March 2019 for the first time in the Middle East North Africa since the movement’s founding over 50 years ago. The Crown Prince Court led the winning bid efforts with a mission to promote positive social change for people with intellectual disabilities and create a more inclusive society.
Special Olympics is the world’s largest humanitarian sporting event and a global movement which focuses on the empowerment of People of Determination with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport.
We believe that attending and engaging with live sporting events has a positive impact on wellbeing. We work at every level to ensure that disabled fans can freely access and enjoy live sport.
Being able to participate alongside fellow fans has a positive impact on a person’s wellbeing. The power of sport should never be underestimated and having good access and inclusion is more than just attending a game - it is the right thing to do.
Tony Taylor (Chair, Level Playing Field)
The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is an international, United Nations accredited disability charity, promoting integration through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing.
"We provide life-changing adventures to people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of physical ability. Our voyages change lives by improving self-esteem, building confidence, and providing fantastic leadership and life skills."
We're outdoor adventurers who love a challenge. Founded to provide fun adaptive programmes, hoping to improve the quality of life for people with physical disabilities by giving them access to sport & outdoor adventures
Research shows that taking part in sport & regular exercise can improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. https://www.accessadventures.co.uk/
Team BRIT is a competitive motor racing team consisting of disabled drivers. Many are ex or serving military troops who have sustained serious injuries and are disabled.
We are a competitive racing team, not a charity, and we race against teams of able-bodied drivers on a totally level playing field — something that no other sport can offer.
We aim to make racing history and take a team to the world famous Le Mans 24hr endurance race, becoming the first ever all-disabled team to do so.
Many of our drivers have taken part in karting events through our linked charity, KartForce. Team BRIT provides the opportunity for them to step up to competitive endurance racing.
Our drivers undertake an intensive driver development programme to hone their driving skills to the level required to compete against experienced drivers.
In 2017 we raced in the Fun Cup series. Racing in identical-spec cars, teams take part in endurance races ranging from 4-8 hours. We also took part in the Spa Francorchamps Race in Belgium in July, a 25 hour race, known as 'the longest race in the world'.
In 2018 we will race in the GT4 series, before progressing to GT3, taking us one step away from Le Mans.
We aim to:
Our project will show military veterans, disabled people and the world, that they can achieve goals they never thought they were capable of achieving.
Meet the drivers of Team BRIT. Martyn Compton and Mark Allen Now with the support of COLDPLAY, they are looking to make tracks and turn heads with the passion and drive to compete for Le Mans in 2017.
Sunlight glinting on slow-flowing rivers; the lap of water on wood; beautiful countryside at your feet; access to country villages or the bright lights of London. You can have it all as you take an accessible holiday on one of our specially adapted canal boats. Enjoy a weekend trip, short-break or a longer holiday...
Welcome to CanalAbility! We are an award winning charity dedicated to providing the facilities for disabled people and people with special needs to enjoy boating on the river on our specially adapted canal boats.
Have a day out or a weekend break and enjoy a great experience exploring the Rivers Stort and Lee, through the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside. Have a go at steering and changing the locks, or just relax, watch the wildlife and the world go by.
For longer holidays you can travel to London and the Grand Union Canal. Cruise through Regents Park and its zoo or perhaps take in a show – the accommodation is free and there’s no congestion charge. If you prefer a rural idyll visit the historic towns of Bishop’s Stortford and Hertford and the beautiful rolling countryside in-between.
Our three purpose-built, fully centrally heated and accessible broad beam boats enable everyone to take a full and active part in the boating experience all year round.
What a great way to take a day out – just make up a party of your charity/community group, or family and friends – stock up with plenty of picnic fare, and set off on a journey of exploration along the river Stort. Sit back and relax as you cruise through the idyllic Hertfordshire and Essex countryside...
Founded by a group of enthusiastic sailors, some of whom are on the autistic spectrum themselves, we have all seen or experienced the tremendous benefits that sailing can deliver to those with autism spectrum conditions, at times truly transforming lives.
Everyone with an autistic spectrum condition is unique and different but if you have the desire to try something new, then sailing with Ausome is one of the most enjoyable, immersive and fun ways to:
Paul Oakenfold, our official DJ, speaks about the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, and the importance of music for the Games and athletes alike! Are you ready for his remix of the anthem?