Creating a more inclusive sailing community in the UK

Solo sailor Ian sits on the deck of his boat Trilleen. he is wearing large splints on his legs. IN the foreground on a pontoon is his wheelchair and next to the wheelchair is John Twomey, president of Irish Sailing who is a paraplegic and is also using a wheelchair.

As a solo disabled sailor, I have had the opportunity to explore many different marinas and anchorages around the UK. While some of these places have been accessible and welcoming, others have presented challenges due to a lack of accessibility in their design and infrastructure. Accessibility is not just about creating equal opportunities for people … Read more