Colne Valley Special Sailors (CVSS) - Sailing for people with disabilities
Contact David Harris
Web pages: http://cvssailors.org.uk/
Sailing takes place at Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Off Harefield Road, Rickmansworth WD3 1NB on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, usually from 10.30am to 4.30pm. The season begins in May and ends in September but less time may be available during school holidays (July to August).
Colne Valley Special Sailors provide sailing opportunities for people with disabilities (learning, physical, sensory, emotional, behavioural) in highly buoyant sailing boats which are easy to steer using a "joystick" control and have easy sail management (one boat has been modified to steer by mouth control). A hoist is available to assist boarding.
The fleet of 9 boats includes single and double boats so it is possible to sail with a buddy. We can cater for people aged from 7 to 80 years, although younger children could sail with a parent / carer in a double boat. We provide buoyancy aids, safety boat cover and plenty of help and encouragement.
We are based at the Aquadrome which has paths made suitable for people in wheelchairs and a cafe.
Please contact us or visit our website for further information.
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