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Countdown on for the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2019

by Becky Gilbert-Wood 28 Jun 17:46 BST 5-7 July 2019
RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta - Challenger Fleet © Emily Whiting

More than 100 sailors are set to descend on the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, next weekend (5-7 July).

First staged in 2007, the regatta is now the UK's biggest disability sailing event of its kind, and will see sailors of varying abilities take to the water for a memorable weekend of sailing and socialising.

Competitors range from those who have competed at an international level to beginners just getting started, as they come together in a celebration of everything that is possible on the water.

Alongside the fleet racing and the annual Ken Ellis Pursuit Race, there will be a whole host of opportunities for participants to try sailing, racing and to get out on the water.

RYA Sailability Manager, Joff McGill said: "This year's RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta is set to be bigger than ever before, with more opportunities to take part and in excess of 100 sailors set to get afloat at the WPNSA.

"We'd like to thank our partners and the team of more than 100 volunteers that will be offering their support over the weekend. It simply wouldn't be possible without them.

"The event is always a highlight in the RYA Sailability calendar, it's evolved over the years and is now a real festival for disabled sailing and a celebration of the impact sailing can have. It really is #MoreThanSailing and can change lives."

For more information about all the different activities on offer at this year's RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta, the notice of race and to enter visit rya.org.uk/go/multiclass

To find out more about sailing opportunities for disabled people or those that need specific support to get on-the-water visit rya.org.uk/sailability

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