Frensham Pond Sailability provides disabled people of all ages the opportunity to experience the thrill of sailing. Sailing ranges from therapeutic cruising in the relaxing surroundings of Frensham Pond to competitive racing in Paralympic class mini-keelboats.
It costs about £30,000 each year to run Sailability. This includes major capital items such as replacing or adding to our fleet of 27 boats, as well as on-going operating costs such as insurance, boat maintenance and the use of Frensham Pond Sailing Club facilities.
Less than 20% of our income comes from sailing fees paid by our sailor members, which are kept as low as possible to minimise any economic barriers to participation. The balance has to come from on-going donations and a range of fundraising activities.
Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation, please visit our fundraising site by clicking here Using this system enables us to benefit from Gift Aid recovery if you are a UK tax payer.
Over the years, Frensham Pond Sailability has been fortunate to enjoy the support of local charities, companies and organisations. This has enabled us to buy capital items such as boats, vital equipment such as life jackets and contribute towards annual maintenance costs. We have recently been able to start a youth development programme to help young sailors follow a constructive step by step approach to sailing appropriate to their level. This has proved to be very popular.
Over 75% of our annual operating costs and 100% of our capital costs have to be met from gifts and on-going fund-raising events.
What your money would buy
£10 2 Taster sessions £25 1 Buoyancy Aid £50 would provide protective clothing for one sailor
Personal hoisting sling £150 would buy a replacement sail for one of our boats designed specifically for disability sailing
£5,000 would buy a new Access Dinghy
If you would like to help by making a donation to Frensham Pond Sailability, please click on the icon below