Sailing at Pitsford Water with Sportability

We recently received an exciting opportunity for any aspiring sailors that are also wheelchair users! The details are as follows:

Sailing at Pitsford Water

Saturday 5th September 2015

Friends, Amigos, Amici,

We are delighted to announce our Sept 2015 date for Sailing with Roy Childs and the crew at Sailability, plus our own ambassador and event groupie, Roger Bastow who will all be waiting to welcome you at the expansive Pitsford Water, Brixworth, some five miles north of Northampton

Saturday 5th September 2015 – Arrival time 10.30am – approx. 3.00pm.

A haven for wildlife with over 10,000 birds wintering here, the wonderful lake-like setting now plays host to Sportability.

There’s a barrier gate with entryphone and then you simply drive past the Clubhouse on the right-hand side and park up. Then it’s down alongside the building to the easy accessible ramped entrance on the water side of the Clubhouse.

The Club will provide several boats for you to experience the joy, the fun, the exhilaration of sailing. With their fleet of sailing dinghies, including two Drascombe Longboats, a couple of Martin Keelboats, six uncapsizeable Access 303s – the workhorse of sailing clubs – and the superfast Laser 2000 and Challenger Tri-maran, there is enough variety for everyone! So complete novices and never-evers are more than welcome.

And for more experienced sailors there are some craft that will test your mettle!

There is a friendly team of instructors and experienced sailors at the club who will welcome you whatever your level of expertise.

The present clubhouse has been refurbished and large picture windows overlook the lake. Its excellent facilities include ladies and gents changing rooms with toilets and showers. There is a lake view patio with picnic tables, but unfortunately the bar/restaurant is closed during our sessions. There’ll be teas and coffees, available, but please bring your own lunch

There is wheelchair access to all parts of the Clubhouse and onto the pontoon.
There are three hoists available if needed, for assisting people into and out of boats.

Life Jackets are of course provided, but we suggest that you bring a towel and perhaps a change of clothes – you might get wet!

Don’t worry if you haven’t tried sailing before, there will be plenty of hands-on advice, guidance and instruction.

And remember that with Sportability anyone within our remit can participate free of charge.

You don’t need special clothing, anything that is comfortable is OK. Tracksuits are ideal, but any casual trouser, jeans, tee-shirts and sweatshirts or fleeces are fine. It will always feel cooler on the water, so it is a good idea to bring an extra layer. As mentioned before a change of clothes is also not a bad idea – just in case.

So just to recap on those details:

Sailing – Saturday 5th September 2015, at Northampton Sailing Club, a 10.30 meet and greet for an 11 am start!

For the full address and directions, plus other details please click onto their website Northampton Sailability

We’d love to see you there. Give it a try, and like Roger, you may get totally hooked! So if you want to join us then please contact Ann or Valerie at the Sportability office on 020 8959- 0089; or email us at

Best Wishes,

The Sportability Team

Please note: Sportability wishes to point out that the events and activities are operated by established Service Providers. For the purpose of clarification, it should be understood that all participants in the sporting events and activities referred to on our website, in our newsletters or in any written or verbal communication, will be deemed to be clients of the Service Provider, and must adhere to that Service Provider’s Terms and Conditions, instructions and operating procedures.

Contact Information

phone: 020 8959-0089

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