We believe that all individuals should have the opportunity to sail a modern cruising yacht and we seek to provide voyages for individuals who are both able-bodied or have disabilities. We work towards delivering our vision to enable as many people as possible to experience the thrills, often peace and solace, new environments and challenges which sailing a cruising yacht can best provide.
100% Volunteer Run
able2sail is built upon a committed pool of volunteers, giving their time freely. We currently have 52 volunteers including 13 skippers. Almost all of our volunteers have formal RYA qualifications and our skippers are qualified and experienced to at least RYA Day Skipper level.
Free of charge
We do not charge clients, families or their carers for the sailing experiences we provide. We rely totally on the generosity of our corporate and individual sponsors.
An account by David Craig, volunteer crew member. On Sunday, guests onboard Jenny Rose were delighted to witness the return of the Queen Mary to the River Clyde The day began with a leisurely cruise around the Savills Kip Regatta yacht race, we slowly proceeded past the race in awe of the speed and close[…]
Can we still call it Spring sailing? This weekend on able2sail and Jenny Rose it felt more like summer with the sun staying out for the entire weekend! Both boats were in action and both days saw visits to Millport for lunch and a chance to spectate on the Kip Regatta racing yachts. Sunday had[…]
After a long winter (and an even snowier April!) the sailing season at able2sail is well and truly under way. The season got off to a flying start with a sail for our successful Youth Forum group taking to the Clyde aboard able2sail. Both boats have full schedules over the coming weeks and months and[…]
For the first time able2sail has spent the last three days exhibiting at Scotland’s Boat Show hosted by Kip Marina. It was a busy three days and all the volunteers who helped make it all possible deserve a massive thank you, not least Fiona Macdonald for her organising efforts and for manning the stall every[…]
The following report was kindly submitted by Skipper Iain Birrell on Jenny Rose’s participation at the Sonata Nationals… Jenny Rose had a busy week end from Friday 24th to Tuesday 28th July as the PCV for the Sonata Class National Championship hosted by Helensburgh Sailing Club – PCV meaning Principal Committee Vessel – where the Race Committee[…]
Jenny Rose sprang into action to rescue the stranded trawler Semper Victoria with three crew on board after the vessel was left without power and drifting towards Cloch lighthouse. Jenny Rose had five clients and 4 crew on board when it came to the rescue and as first vessel on station JR took the vessel[…]
The following report was prepared by our Youth Forum co-ordinator Laura Carrick after another very successful week for our young people on the West Coast of Scotland… Thanks to the generous funding of ” BIP Solutions Realising Dreams” able2sail’s Youth Forum enjoyed a week , sailing on the West Coast of Scotland. The Youth Forum comprises[…]
With both boats now back on the Clyde our summer sailing programme continues at pace. This weekend saw skipper Allan Carrick and volunteers sailing with the Ward family, who are longstanding clients of able2sail’s, aboard A2S. Their trip up river towards Greenock was well rewarded with a sail past of Roman Abramovich’s motor yacht!
Once again A2S has successfully completed another West Coast trip and enabled a number of our sailors to experience extended trips as far afield as Oban and Tobermory. This year also saw the return of our extremely popular Youth Forum week during which our ever growing Youth Forum group spend a week sailing in and[…]
It might have been a little chilly but the 2015 sailing season at able2sail got underway today. Jenny Rose had a busy day out on the water taking two families out on the Clyde and even getting as far as Rothesay Bay. Meanwhile on able2sail it was the turn of the Youth Forum to refresh[…]