'PROPOSED TRANS-WORLD EXPEDITION'
The DSA has conducted a number of smaller adventure cruises to Stockholm in Sweden and Antalya in Turkey.
The voyage being broken into one, two and three week legs that start and end in major ports with easy access to travel facilities to and from the UK.
RTW is simply an extension to what we have already very successfully achieved on many occassions.
The logistics of RTW are actually easier than our European adventures as we have been in regular contact with many of the 1000's of yachts that have already completed the voyage and documented the events, facilities and logistics and we had to find everything ourselves for Stockholm and Antalya.
RUNNING COSTS - All the infrastructure is already in place and the DSA in the UK can fund the running costs of the yacht after its RTW.
THE YACHT - design and the cruise ports of call are open to suggestion but each cabin will have its own wheelchair accessible toilet and shower and all main parts of the yacht will be accessible.
COST-There could be a fee, possibly £50 per person per day to sail or you could be part of a 'boat share' scheme giving you use of the yacht for a certain time each year.
SAFETY - Although the yacht will be sailable by a person in a wheelchair, on the principal that 'if its easy for a wheelchair user - its easy for anyone' there will be a permanent crew of two able-bodied people on board to ensure safety and continuity. The crew's responsibility will be the yacht and not helping with a persons disability so if you need assistance in anyway you will need to bring someone with you for that purpose.
ANY DISABILITY OR OLDER PERSON IS WELCOME
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
We would like to share all the research information and experience we have gained to avoid other people having to do things that have already been done
..... we can help with advice, fund raising, research.....
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