Waveney sailing club marks 10th anniversary

Waveney Sailability members preparing their boats for sailing. Picture: Sally Green.

Waveney Sailability members preparing their boats for sailing. Picture: Sally Green. - Credit: Archant

Around 100 people attended the 10th anniversary celebrations of Waveney Sailability.

Christian Head receiving a trophy from Richard Morling, Waveney Sailability chairman, at the party

Christian Head receiving a trophy from Richard Morling, Waveney Sailability chairman, at the party in December. Picture: Vince Meadows. - Credit: Archant

The event was held at Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht Club, and culminated in the cutting of a special anniversary cake.

Rotarians from local clubs originally provided the volunteers and funding to launch the Sailabilty project at Oulton Broad, marking 100 years of Rotary. The group continues to grow, providing sailing opportunities for those with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities.

Last season saw members sailing almost every Tuesday, and at a party in December trophies were presented as well as 40 attainment badges ranging from entry to platinum level. They challenge members to learn new skills and become independent sailors.

Racing takes place every week and 11 sailors have achieved the platinum award which involves learning the racing and collision rules. It enables them to race alongside able-bodied sailors during Oulton Week.

Jenny Dale receiving a trophy from Richard Morling, Waveney Sailability chairman, at the party in D

Jenny Dale receiving a trophy from Richard Morling, Waveney Sailability chairman, at the party in December. Picture: Vince Meadows. - Credit: Archant


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Sailability is a world-wide organisation affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association. The group meets weekly on a Tuesday afternoon at the Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht Club between April and October and has around 65 regular sailors.

To find out more visit waveneysailability.co.uk or call Sally Green on 01502 566533.

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