disabled sailing wheelchair accessible yacht


We are glad you are coming sailing with us and look forward to having you along for what we hope will be a fun and interesting trip. To help make the time a success there are a few things we need to tell you and a bit of paperwork for you to do for us. We will try and keep it as brief as possible.

SCOTT BADER operates in and around the Solent in the UK ( UP TO 6 PEOPLE AT A TIME DURING COVID PROBLEMS ) and costs 20 per person and this includes a qualified skipper and mate to help you do as much or as little of the actual sailing as you wish.

VERITY K (guests 2 to 5) operates in the Western Mediterranean Sea on the East Coast of Spain and at present is free for sailing but costs 100 per night (for the yacht not per person) if you use it for accommodation. You can have your own skipper and mate subject to them being acceptable to the DSA or we can find you one. You can live on board the yacht or a 4 * Hotel next to the beach.

All the controls on the yachts are accessible and you will be encouraged to do as much, or as little as you want to do. You are only a passenger with RoRo if you wish to be.

FOR SCOTT BADER contact John .......

email - john@rorosailing.org
call - 07854 482 402

FOR VERITY K contact Mike ..............
email - mikewood@disabledsailing.org
call - 07541 754 196

The Legal Stuff

The Thomas Morley Trust Disabled Sailors Association and all its activities especially the RoRo Sailing Project is a members only club which you automatically join when you book your sailing. You must book your sailing in advance.

DSA RoRo Sailing Project is registered charity and may not be subject to the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977. Sailing does have some risks involved and by joining our club and using the facilities you accept this and agree not to hold anybody responsible for any losses or injury.

While are talking rules and regulations, the skippers word on board is law. He/she will only have your best interests at heart............ We are not as fierce as all that sounds and will do our best to make your sailing interesting and enjoyable.

What We Provide

A yacht - - - A qualified Skipper and a Mate to sail it for / with you (We will encourage you to do as much as you can/wish to) - - - Full safety gear including auto inflating lifejackets for everyone on board, life raft, flares, fire extinguishers and lots of other stuff - - - A full safety briefing and demonstration - - - Toilet and washing facilities on board fully accessible by wheelchairs - - - Tea and coffee - - - A good day out.

What You Need to Provide

Warm, waterproof clothing. It is always several degrees colder out on the water than on land - - - Drinking water - - - Sun cream/block - - - Your lunch - - - A carer for each disabled person. Not necessarily one to one – discuss this with us - - - Mooring fees, food and bedding if we are going away overnight - - - Cost of the yacht we take cash or a cheque made out to The Thomas Morley Trust - - - Any medication any one is taking.

On the Day

Scott Bader is based at Port Solent Marina on the A27 between Portsmouth and Fareham, junction 12 on the M 27. If you have a satnav then the postcode is PO6 4TH. Give us a call as you turn into Port Solent from the A27 and we will talk you into where the boats happen to be located at that time and where to park.

For day sailing we typically meet our guests at around 9.30/10.00 a.m but this is up to you. We will happily start earlier. After getting everyone on board we have the safety brief and fit lifejackets. Then it’s out through the lock and off down Portsmouth Harbour.

A possible timetable is ....

10am arrive at Port Solent with your packed lunch

10.15 After a safety brief set off through the lock to enjoy a trip down Portsmouth harbour

Optional request stop 11.00 arrive Gun Wharf if required - 11.30 depart Gun Wharf

Optional request stop 11.45 arrive Gosport Marina if required - 12.15 depart Gosport Marina.

11 am to 12.30 exit the harbour for a cruise in the Eastern Solent, the direction of travel will depend on the tides and the wind conditions on the day. If you have specific itinerary you would like talk it through with skipper in advance.

1.30 pm enjoy your packed lunch, this may be on the move while you take in the scenery or anchored in a lovely location as conditions allow.

3pm arrive at the harbour entrance - calling at Gosport Marina and or Gun Wharf if requested.

4pm lock into the marina ready for departure.

This is all flexible depending on what you want and the weather and tides.

What To Do Now

Call for available dates then email or call John with the date you would like and we will reply confirming it and telling you the information we need.

Contact us 3 or 4 days beforehand to discuss weather, timings etc .


email john@rorosailing.org
call John Douglas mobile 07854 482 402


The Thomas Morley Trust - Disabled Sailors Association
Registered charity number 1028993 since 1993
53 Wych Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0TA
07541754196 or 7