How Derbyshire Sailing Endeavour works to enable people with disabilities to sail and how you can do the same.
Sailing Endeavour is a concept which seeks to address the perceived and real difficulties in setting up a self help group to provide the means and initiative to enable people with disabilities to sail. These could be experienced sailors who have become disabled or disabled people who wish to take up sailing either as a means of rehabilitation or perhaps the best reason of all – just to mess about in boats.
Sailing Endeavour does not claim to be the definitive method of achieving this goal or being the panacea for solving each and every problem associated with this very complex subject. However, through interaction with like minded groups of people it may be found that many of these issues can be resolved quickly and easily.
I hope the following pages will serve to illustrate a way forward.
Mixed ability crew taking part in the 1997 National Match
Racing Championships at Carsington Reservoir