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Sailability Group
We have an active Sailability group, which is set up as an independent charity.

The group organises cruises and other events.

For more information, please contact the Sailability Group Secretary

Further Information
This Group was started some years ago by Chris Hague-Smith with the object of improving access to sailing for disabled and less enabled people. With its centre at Gravesend Sailing Club, it includes able bodied members who are committed to helping in any way they can (some of these hold RYA coaching qualifications): and some with various kinds of disability.

The Group is properly constituted in a form recognised by the RYA, is administered by a Committee, and has several trustees.

The Group is currently chaired by Chris Cook, with Pat Robb as Secretary, supported by a Committee including a Fund Raiser. It has been successful in gaining a number of grants to support the purchase and renovation of the sailing cruiser 'Alicia', which is being fitted out to take disabled members and visiting groups sailing.

The Group organises various Open Days and other events, some of which are open to outside organisations (generally by prior arrangement).

GSC and the Sailability Group.
Gravesend Sailing Club hosts most of the activities of the Group; most (but not all) members are also Club Members. The Group is also extensively supported by the Gravesend Branch of the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS), who are also based at GSC. We use GSC facilities, and therefore the non-club members who use them are limited by visitor rules - six occasions, after which they are expected to apply for Club membership.
A quid pro quo is that some of the proposed improvements for less enabled members in the Group might indeed assist the others.

Geoff Palmer
Renee Palmer
Jo Munro
Roy Boughton

All Trustees and Committee are GSC members, whose contact details are to be found in the Club Book

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