This event is for supported young people aged from 10 upwards.
Frensham Sailability says:
“Our sailors frequently comment that, when sailing, they are freed from their limitations and can compete on equal terms with any able-bodied sailor. We help you do this by providing a range of specially designed boats and the necessary support facilities. With the help of our experienced volunteers, you can learn to sail, or enjoy sailing again, and develop your skills as far as you wish – to international competition level if you want!”
No previous experience of sailing is necessary but the use of hands is required.
New sailors can go out with an experienced ‘buddy’ who will explain what sailing involves. However, our mission is to encourage independent sailing as much as possible. Frensham Pond provides a uniquely safe environment for this.
This is an opportunity for your children to experience sailing and the freedom of being in control of their boat. They will have the opportunity to go out on a 1-1 smaller boat with an experienced volunteer and also in a bigger group boat if their mobility allows.”
All safety equipment and wet weather gear are provided, along with access to the clubhouse where parents and carers are welcome to stay for the duration or can spectate from dry land.
Please bring along a packed lunch (we will provide cake and snacks), a change of clothes, and a towel (good old British weather may mean we sail in the rain).
As well as the experienced volunteers at Frensham, the group will be supported by a nurse, HCA, family support worker, and Shooting Star volunteers. This opportunity is suitable for young people aged 10 and over that would enjoy socialising with others. A nurse will be in contact to ask any questions if your child’s care plan isn’t up to date on our system and if their needs can be safely supported at the event.