RYA Sailability, the charity of the Royal Yachting Association which provides disabled people with access to sailing activities was today (07 March) joined by inspirational yachtsman Geoff Holt and Paralympian Helena Lucas to launch its brand new online information resource “˜Sailability TV’.
Introduced by RYA chairman Richard Langford, to a crowd of disabled and able bodied sailors and enthusiasts, the new site will provide a one stop shop of information from events, clubs and boats to volunteering, training and promotions for disabled sailors and volunteers alike.
“Sailability TV is a new innovation for RYA Sailability making it far easier for sailors, clubs and volunteers to see what Sailability can do for them. It covers all levels from grassroots to Paralympian level. It really is worth a watch”, commented Richard.
One of the UK’s leading figures in disabled sailing Geoff Holt who has been involved with the Sailability programme since 1995 went on to say: “Back when I started sailing there were only a handful of clubs available to sail from but last year some 20,000 disabled sailors took to the water with hundreds of clubs providing sailing facilities for disabled sailors and an army of volunteers.
“This new site will be a great help and takes Sailability in to the 21st century. It has lots of goodies on it ““ the boats, paralympic classes and is a living breathing document which needs your support to keep it alive, so please get involved.”
To view Sailability TV visit www.ryasailability.tv and for more information about Sailability visit www.rya.org.uk/sailability