Sailability Hong Kong - Making Sailing Accessible to EVERYONE
Founded in 2009 and with our official opening day in 2010, 'Sailability Hong Kong Limited' was formed to provide the opportunity for anyone with a physical disability, special educational needs or on the autistic spectrum to learn to sail or have a water based experience. Whether aged 7 or 70+, we believe that sailing increases self-confidence, independence, responsibility and self-esteem whilst learning and having fun.
To date, 6,000+ new sailors with a disability or other life challenges from within the Hong Kong community have sailed with us, many coming back time and time again. We are now conducting in excess of 3,000 individual sailing lessons, weather permitting, each year.
From 2009 to the end of 2021 our individual sailing numbers reached 14,316, of which 12,135 were sailors with disability.
In line with World Sailing's Strategic Plan we continue to develop our programs to engage more people from within the under-represented areas of our community.
We do this by offering structured/certified courses and/or recreational fun sailing for; the hearing and visually impaired, people with spinal injuries, brain injuries, muscular dystrophy and mental wellness groups. In addition, we are now offering programs for seniors, our ethnic community and those on low income - many of whom never thought this would be possbile.
All of our programs continue to make an impact as we work towards the promotion of the life changes we make by 'making this therapeutic, inclusive and accessible sport available to EVERYONE'.
Sailability - MORE than sailing
Why not invest in what we do and a become monthly donor from HK$100 per month. Monthly donations make such as difference and help us to plan ahead in all we do. You can help us as we change lives through our therapeutic sailing programmes. Just click on the donate button - it's easy!
You can also donate your time/expertise as a volunteer to enhance our sailing programs, build up our 'Support a Sailor' program and become part of our Sailability Family.
It's a 'Two Way Street' - giving and receiving in all we do.
At Sailability HK we
offer our sailors the support they need to
face and conquer the many challenges they may experience on and off the water.
Irrespective of ability,
age, gender, ethnicity, status etc., we make things happen with our fleet which offers sailing at all levels.
Our qualified bi-lingual
instructors and volunteers support our sailors to get on the
water safely, teach them to sail and/or enjoy a waterborne experience - hopefully to start a new way of life.
Sailing is one of the few sports, in which able bodied sailors and disabled sailors can take part on equal terms. We offer a inclusive sport.
Seeing is believing!
Come and see what we do. Sailability HK is
MORE than sailing whilst 'Making Sailing Accessible to Everyone'
We continue to offer the opportunity to sail whilst enabling people to realise their potential through personalised training and support.