Disabled Sailing Organisation

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. 

http://www.disabledsailing.org/

Level Playing fields

Promoting a positive, inclusive experience for disabled sports fans.

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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.

 

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 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)

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Team Brit

Out story

 

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.


How?

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:

  • Normalise disability
  • Rebuild confidence through competition and teamwork
  • Provide an opportunity for professional development within motorsport as a whole, by teaching drivers the business of sponsorship, revenue generation and vocational training
  • Enhance recovery and rehabilitation through intense and testing environments and through the adaptation of disability to different environments
  • Inspire members of the disabled community through the demonstration of what can be achieved in the face of adversity.

Our project will show military veterans, disabled people and the world, that they can achieve goals they never thought they were capable of achieving. 


Find out more

Team BRIT AliveToDrive

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. 

CanalAbility

Canal Boat Holidays

CanalAbility

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... 

Canal Boat Holidays and Day Trips for People with Disabilities

Canalability

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.

Canal Boat Day Hire

CanalAbility

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...

AUSOME

ausome.org.uk

Ausome is a registered charity promoting the personal and social growth of individuals of all ages who have Autism Spectrum Conditions through an exciting programme of sailing.

Ausome

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:  

  • Improve your confidence whilst exploring and learning new skills.
     
  • Be part of team where everyone has an important role to play and respects each other’s contributions.
     
  • Develop your social skills and make new friends.
     
  • Increase your self-reliance in a structured, safe and friendly environment.

Ausome charity

If you would like to experience the thrill of sailing across the open water then our passionate, trained and knowledgeable team will do everything we can to make sure that you go home having had an Ausome time.