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Sailing for adults with learning difficulties

by Celtic Capability Sailing in Barry, Wales, United Kingdom


raised of £1,450 target
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This project will only be funded if at least £1,450 is pledged by 22nd April 2020 at 12:00am

To give adults with learning difficulties the opportunity to learn about sailing in a classroom setting, then go out and learn to sail

by Celtic Capability Sailing in Barry, Wales, United Kingdom

Accessing local facilities

Vale Plus works hard to provide meaningful and life enhancing experiences for adults with learning difficulties in South Wales. Although based by the coast, they have been unable to deliver water based opportunities. Until now. 

Celtic Capability Sailing is a new charity a stone's throw away from Vale Plus, that offers RYA Sailability sessions to a diverse and inclusive sailing community. 

Learning to sail

Celtic Capability Sailing and Vale Plus have come together to create a 6 week programme to include classroom based learning and learning to sail with experienced instructors.  

This project will support adults with learning difficulties to have new experiences develop their confidence and have fun. Participants will be supported and encouraged to access the facilities that are on their doorstep and, if they want to, to go on to take up sailing as a new hobby or sport. 

A Lasting Legacy

Once the programme has been developed, run and reviewed it will be offered to other disadvantaged groups in the area, maximising the future impact of this initial pilot. The support you give us today could have a lasting impact for years to come. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£5 Reward

A voucher for a free hot drink when you order food to the value of £5 or more in Café 5, run by ValePlus café in High Street, Barry.

£10 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£10 Reward

Priority booking for a sailing session of your own (at an additional cost of £40 per group per hour)

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£25 Reward

The opportunity to book a speaker for your group or organisation to talk about the project, and others like it.

£40 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£40 Reward

Pledge £40 and receive a hamper of locally sourced goods, handmade by ValePlus. But hurry, only 5 hampers are available.

Let's make 'Sailing for adults with learning difficulties' happen

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