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Welcome to New Forest & District Sailability
Dinghy sailing for all ages and any disability

We are locally known as New Forest Sailability (NFS) and are based at Spinnaker Sailing Club, Ringwood. Our aim is to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the exciting sport of sailing. Here is where you can learn to sail a dinghy, sit back and relax whilst someone else takes you for a trip, take part in races.
All this within the safe confines of our beautiful lake in the heart of the New Forest.
Sailing is great fun, you would be most welcome, and you will soon make new friends in our relaxed, fun environment.

NFS Brochure
Click here to view and print the NFS brochure.

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Our Facilities
Clubhouse
*Wheelchair accessible
* Ample, free, car parking
* Hot and cold drinks available for small charge
* Picnic benches and barbecue
* Panoramic view over lake towards the New Forest
Safety Boat
* Your safety is our primary concern 
* There is always a safety boat with fully qualified skipper and crew
* Our Pioneer Multi boat has a unique bow door system that enables wheelchair access

Wheelchair friendly pontoon
* Wheelchair accessible
* Safety rails
* Volunteers to help you in and out of boats

 

 

* Pontoon has 3 C-Crane Personnel Hoists
* These allow very safe, dignified and easy transfer of sailors to and from their boat
* The hoists are safety-checked annually
* You can use your own sling or we can provide one for you

Sailing With Us

When do we meet?
We meet for sailing and training from 1st Tuesday in April to the last Friday in October. 

Sailing
* Tuesdays – 10.00am to 4.00pm
* Fridays – 10.00am to 3.30pm
* Last boat available half an hour before closing time

Training
* Thursdays – Race Training & Sailing Development
* Rigging 1.00pm,  Start 2.00pm

Where do we meet?
We meet at Spinnaker Lake, Ivy Lane Ringwood, BH24 3LY.  See our Location Map

What shall I wear?
You don’t need to buy expensive sailing kit; we can provide you with a buoyancy aid. Just wear your normal outdoor clothes and sensible shoes or trainers. Bring a sun hat and sun screen on those hot summer days; pack a waterproof jacket and ideally waterproof trousers, for those rainy days.

How do I Join?
Contact us for a trial sail or just pop into Spinnaker when we are sailing,
or ring the Membership Secretary, Stefan Hart, on 01202 619426 or email him at membershipsec@newforestsailability.co.uk
Hot and cold drinks are always available but bring your own packed lu