Sailability Hong Kong - Making Sailing Accessible to EVERYONE
Founded in 2009 and with our official opening day in 2010, 'Sailability Hong Kong' provides the opportunity for anyone with a disability (physical or intellectual) to learn to sail or have a water based experience. Whether aged 7 or above, we believe that sailing increases self-confidence, independence, responsibility and self-esteem whilst learning and having fun.
To date, 2,661 different people with a disability or other life challenges from within the Hong Kong community have sailed with us, many coming back time and time again..........
We now conduct 3,950 - 4,250 individual sailing lessons weather permitting each year.
in 2016, we introduced new programs to allow more senior sailors to use our facilities as part of their rehabilitation following a major accident and/or illness.
In 2019/2020, we developed further programs for the deaf, blind, spinal injuries, brain injuries, muscular dystrophy and mental wellness groups. In addition, we held our first sailing course for the elderly, ethnic minority groups and those on low income.
In fact we support EVERYONE to have the opportunity to learn to sail!!
You can donate money or volunteer your time / expertise to enhance our sailing programs, build up our 'Support a Sailor' program, or become a Friend of Sailability plus much more.
At Sailability HK we offer our sailors the support they need to face and conquer the many challenges they may experience on and off the water.
instructors and volunteers support our sailors to get on the water safely, teach them to sail or enjoy a waterborne experience - hopefully to start a new way of life.
Sailing is one of the few sports, in which able bodied sailors and disabled sailors can take part on equal terms.
Making Sailing Accessible to Everyone
To enable people with disabilities and those experiencing many of life's challenges through illness, accident etc.,to realise their potential through personalised training and support whilst enjoying the freedom of sailing