Peterborough Sailability is entirely dependant on volunteers

Opportunities for all to Sail

At Peterborough Sailability we aim to encourage and support people with disabilities to take up sailing which is delivered by our committed and passionate volunteers.

Our Volunteers

Run by Volunteers

Peterborough Sailability is run entirely by volunteers and without them we would be unable to provide people with disabilities, our sailors, with the opportunity to sail.

Volunteers learn to handle the safety boat

Volunteers wanted

As our popularity increases, we constantly need more people to make things work.
If you would like to give up a little of your time on a Tuesday or Thursday during our sailing season, April to October, then please come along or contact us.

Volunteer on the water

No experience necessary

Whether you have had lots of sailing experience or not, we need your help with the varied tasks involved. We all get enormous satisfaction from helping our disabled sailors enjoy their time on the water.

Launching boats or booking in clients.

Driving the quad bike, or rigging the boats – we need you!

Questions and Answers

Challenger sailing with a buddy

Sailability have a variety of volunteer roles availability from sailing buddy, helping with the shore crew, office work, to meet and greeting our users.  If you are interested in learning to Sail, we will provide full sailing training enabling you to become a qualified sailing buddy.

Please complete the contact form or feel free to call 07948262919 (April to October, Tuesday, or Thursday) for an informal chat. You are also welcome to pay us a visit on a sailing day. Once you have registered an interest you will be invited for a short informal chat and the application process will be explained to you.

More confident sailors can sail single-handed, otherwise a ” Sailing Buddy” will come in the boat with the sailor. As a sailing buddy you will be trained to sail by Peterborough Sailability achieving the minimum RYA 1 & 2 standards and support the learning program for our sailing clients.

Follow the link to register (Add link) or feel free to call 07948262919 (April to October) for an informal chat. Once you have registered you will be invited for a short informal chat and the application process will be explained to you.

You could be volunteering on a Tuesday or/and Thursday, full day or just a few hours. On a day you could be a sailing buddy volunteer and take out our users in a Challenger sailing boat, following the agreed training program for our sailors. Alternatively, you could be part of a shore crew that will help safely launch or recover boats from the water, including the use of a quad bike.  As part of the office crew, you will meet and greet users, check them in and kit them out with equipment.