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Sailability News

The latest news on and off the water

 Latest news as at 23/05/2020
RYA Multiclass Regatta due to be held at Rutland on
 31st July through to 2nd August
has been Cancelled
 due to Advice from RYA. "It is clear to me that the event could only be organised when we are in a 'new normal' phase of activity, rather than the first tentative steps in a return to boating. Despite all the guidance from Government in the last week there are still too many unknowns about the situation in August for us to realistically organise an event of this scale. Most importantly, even if we could run it, a significant number would feel excluded, or may feel pressure to attend whatever the impact. So I don't think it can be an event for the whole community." Joff McGill Sailability Manager RYA

Latest News as at 19/05/2020
The Round Shuna Pursuit race scheduled for  29th - 30th August has not yet been cancelled.  A decision to hold the event or not will be made in early July. This should give intended participants to either book or cancel accommodation!

Latest News as at 18/05/2020
Scottish Challenger Open scheduled to take place 15th - 16th August at Bardowie (T5) Postponed/Cancelled.  
We will try to reinstate this event if at all possible, venue may change.

 Latest news as at 15/05/2020
Reluctantly the Challenger Class Association have bowed to the inevitable and the Ruby Regatta is POSTPONED (note: postponed not cancelled) until 2021 ☚ī¸ No date has been fixed but the intention is that we will SAFELY gather at Oxford Sailing Club for a fun-filled weekend to celebrate 40 years of Challenger sailing 😊

   Latest news as at 04/04/2020
Scotish Challenger Open ( T4) at Loch Venachar SC

has been Cancelled
 due to Government advice amid concerns for public health.

Latest news as at 21/03/2020
Scottish Open Challenger Championship (SOCC) scheduled to take place on 6th-7th June at SYC (Kippford)
has been Cancelled
 due to Government advice amid concerns for public health.

Latest news as at 20/03/2020
Challenger Class Association UK have just informed us that
The following events have been cancelled:

    Burghfield (Challenger Open) 8th and 9th May
    Grafham (Challenger Open) 27th and 28th June

More events may be cancelled pending Government/RYA advice

T2 Latest news as at 19/03/2020
T2 Due to be held on 4th - 5th April at Castle Semple has been postponed - (possibly cancelled) on the advice of the RYA.  Castle Semple have indicated they would consider hosting this event later in the year dependent on the Coronavirus situation.

T1  Latest news as at 18/03/2020
We have been unable to locate a suitable alternative to Monklands for T1.  It is with regret that this event has been postponed/canceled.  The situation will be kept under constant revue and any further developments will be posted here.

Monkland SC T1  Latest news as at 10/03/2020
Due to adverse conditions underfoot at Monklands SC due to the wet weather, the Committee have thought it prudent to relocate this event.  As yet no firm substitute club can be confirmed.  As soon as alternative venue is confirmed the Diary will be updated.

Whats Going On?

Your executive committee once elected will serve for upto 4 years. At the AGM in March 2020 your Chairman and Secretary  retired. A new executive is currently being elected. The result will be posted here ASAP
If you have a vision,
If you have a little spare time,
if you have an interest in sailing or would like to become involved  contact:
We are looking for volunteers to help continue Sailability Scotlands work and success,

Regretfully we have had to cancel the first two regatta's of the season due to the coronavirus outbreak.  At present that is all that have been cancelled but we will keep a close watch on the developing situation.  Please come back here regularly for further updates
For details see Diary 

Monklands project will continue to be developed and with new infrastructure in place will become a central attraction for Disabled Sailing in Scotland.  Sailability members enjoy free boat storage at this secure site. More on Monklands 
After the exec meeting at Monklands on 26th Jan 2020 we learnt that a new road is planned to be constructed to gain access to a second (existing) slipway.  This will mean access to the water even when water levels drop!  Also the club house facilities are continuing to progress and we were assured the access to th disabled entry access ramp will be tidied up and concreted before the first Traveler of 2020

Last year (2019) 8 Challengers travelled to Craobh Haven to take part in the 7 mile sea race around the Isle of Shuna. Click here for Photos  As this year (2020) is the 40th anniversary of the very first Challenger to be produced we hope that many more boats will participate in this years event AND by obtaining sponsorship use it as a means to raise funds for the Charity Click here to download sponsorship form


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