Multi-Award Winning!!

January 2016 RYA Sailability Volunteer Outstanding Contribution Award

November 2015 Sport England Sportivate Best New Project for Cornwall and Best New Project for the South West!!  Whoop Whoop!

Mylor Sailing School’s Accessible Sailing and Powerboating – Making watersports accessible to all

If you have any questions regarding access here then please just click HERE to read the Access Statement for Mylor Sailing School.  This page tells you as much as we can about the area, facilities and what to expect.

You can also click HERE to contact us for any further questions for access or for an Easy Read leaflet

What is the Mylor Sailability Charity?

The Mylor Sailability is the charitable arm of Mylor Sailing School and is a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) charity number 1159984 and was founded by Tracey Boyne (owner of Mylor Sailing School) in 2013.  Due to the very high demand of sailing and powerboating activities required for all ages and levels of health impairments, physical disabilities and learning difficutlies, a charitable arm of Mylor Sailing School was started.  It is dependent on outside donations and funding to keep the sessions as affordable as possible.

The primary aim of the charity is to make the sport of sailing accessible for people of all ages with health impairments, physical disabilities, learning difficulties that may prevent you from living an every day active life. We do also aim to increase the proportion of all ages playing sport at least once a week. This is to get less abled people on the water and keep them there to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Living in Cornwall and surrounded by water, makes sailing a very popular sport. Traditionally this sport engages individuals from more affluent families and the aim of this facilitiy is to make sailing more available to all, by providing it at a more affordable price.

The charity is purposely structured to be cost sensitive and therefore accessible to people from our local communities and nationwide. The charity supports people to fully engage with the running of the charity which would not only increase their own personal skills but enhance their own Curriculum Vitae. The charity attends various events and sailing regattas throughout the year in order to showcase the newly acquired skills of the participants and to help foster a climate within the charity and community of personal achievement and self-worth.

We aim to be able to accommodate all levels of phyiscal needs and learning difficulties involved with sailing, including gaining sailing awards and regular participation with specialised equipment and well trained instructors. We also aim to increase awareness as much as possible for our accessible facilities and already have clients coming from all over the UK to participate regularly.

Read our reviews on Euan’s Guide HERE (this is similar to Trip Advisor for those who may need advice on access)

Our Boats –

All boats have a qualified sailing or powerboating instructor on board at all times.

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We have keelboats that take up to 4 passengers and 1 skipper.  We have made some adaptations to make boarding and sailing a little easier.  You can either sit back and relax and enjoy the sensation of sailing or get involved as much as you like and learn to sail.  There are opportunities to take RYA Sailing Qualifications.  We also have some competitive racing for those who are keen!  Get in touch to find out more and click HERE

If you cannot sit unaided then at the moment we do not have a sailing boat to accommodate this.  We are currently fund raising for a new boat which will have support seats.  We have the hoist, and are really close to completing our fund raising for the boat.

Powerboating

Trustee info Mylor Sailability Falmouth Cornwall

We have a wheelchair friendly powerboat that takes up to 7 passengers and 1 skipper.  The boat can come into the slipway and the front section of this boat flaps down for ease of boarding for anyone with any mobility issues.

Depending on the weather, we may head around to the beaches at Falmouth, passing black rock on the way which is often covered with seals at a low tide.  We also take the boat up the Truro River and other nearby rivers.  Participants can have a go at steering the boat and there are also opportunities to take RYA Powerboating Qualifications, including Powerboat Level 2 license.

 

If you have a specific question regarding the sessions, boats or anything else then please do not hesitate to get in touch by either phoning 01326 377633 or 07971 520257.  Or email us by clicking on this link info@mylorsailingschool.co.uk

Accessible Session details, times & costs:

Please note that if you or a member of your party may benefit from a more informal experience, such as those with autism and sensory or communication needs, then please contact us and we can discuss private sessions.

Sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays –

11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Sessions on Monday & Friday afternoons for the over 30s only –

(Mondays is sailing and Fridays is powerboating)

2pm – 4pm

• Under 18 years £5 and over 18 years £10 per session, parent/carer fee is £5

• All clothing and equipment will be provided

ACCESS STATEMENT for further information on our location, premises, facilities etc.

Please contact us to book a place on Sailability sessions or for more information – info@mylorsailingschool.co.uk or call Tracey on 07971 520257

Click here for our location information and accessibility details

Mylor Sailability Available to people aged 6 years – 98 years

Scroll down for more information, the gallery and other news

 

It does not have to be a registered disability –

The project uses the definition from the 2010 Equalities Act:

A person has a disability if:

(a) has a physical or mental impairment, and –

(b) the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Funders include:

West Cornwall Youth Trust – www.westcornwallyouthtrust.org

The Duchy Health Trust – www.duchyhealthcharity.org

Cornwall Sports Partnership and Sport England’s Sportivate – www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk/sportivate

Wheelyboat Trust – www.wheelyboats.org

Sport England

Mylor Sessions

And many more!! Thank you everybody for all of your support.

Collaborations for getting people aged 50 and over into sporting activities include:

Age UK for Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly www.ageuk.org.uk/cornwall

Age Uk Cornwall Mylor Sailability

 

Want to donate to Mylor Sailability and help to make any of this possible?  You can donate securely through Paypal by pressing this button here
or by contacting Tracey on 07971 520257 or click here to email

Mylor Sailability News Items –

https://www.businesscornwall.co.uk/news-by-industry/charity/2016/05/wind-in-charitys-sails/

Pirate FM news for our Sport England Awards November 2015

The delivery of our Wheelyboat October 2015

Boating Cornwall story of our Wheelyboat October 2015

All At Sea article for the Wheelyboat September 2015

Sailability TV video of the story so far July 2015

The grand opening of the new facilities June 2015

National Lottery Funding for new facilities August 2014

West Briton news of Age UK Partnership June 2014

Our first Open Day October 2013

 

Mylor Sailability is the charitable arm of Mylor Sailing School and is a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) charity number 1159984