Every day during the Volvo Ocean Race Finale the ISA in conjunction with numerous other organisations will be running an On-Water Accessible Sailing Programme to give both the able bodied and disabled the opportunity to participate together in a sailing activity that would otherwise be normally outside their reach.

The programme’s philosophy stems from the importance of accessibility, the idea of breaking down barriers and creating a fun and functional environment that will increase participation in sailing.
This unique Programme is a combined effort of the:
The boats being used are specially designed for people with disabilities and range from the world famous Access 303 to the 3 sailed Martin 16 and beautiful Artemis right up to the Par-Olympic boat the Skud.

The sailing sessions will run for 2 – 3 hours inside Galway Docks in the morning and outside in Galway Bay for the evening sessions in line with high water times.

If you are disabled and interested in participating in this sailing programme contact:
ISA Regional Development Officer Ciarán Murphy at 087 8800744 or email

If you are a keen sailor or instructor and would like to volunteer for a session please fill out the online form by clicking here and Ciarán will contact you directly.

This will be a wonderful event and we hope that as many people as possible come and experience the magic of sailing.

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