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

** Limited return to sailing by New Forest Sailability for skippers
from Tuesday 2 June

We are pleased to confirm that limited sailing is now available with NFS and two boats have been launched. We may launch more if justified, including the 2.4mRs. It is essential that everyone strictly follows the limitations and safety procedures drawn up with Spinnaker Sailing Club, which were distributed by email on Saturday 30th May. The content of the email is reproduced in the instructions below with these headings

  1. NFS Announcement and conditions
  2. Spinnaker’s announcement
  3. Use of NFS boats
  4. NFS booking and payment procedure

See here for further information and instructions

If you are a skipper and would like to sail, you can book your sailing by emailing Malcolm Bentley at: malcolmksbentley@gmail.com 
He will then sent you a link to the booking form where you can then select which day and time you want to sail.

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

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Our Facilities
*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 the first sailing day in April (Tuesday or Friday) to the last Friday in October. 

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

* 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 lunc