Who we are
The charity provides sailing on Windermere and some other outdoor activities to people with disabilities in Cumbria. We rely very much on volunteers and local support. Blackwell Sailing has now been in existence for 23 years, has excellent facilities and a good collection of boats. Our two storey building has good access to both levels and was opened by Princess Anne in 2010. It has transformed the quality of service we are able to offer.
The project started by supporting people with learning disabilities and that is still our main focus but we now are able to offer sailing to a broader range of abilities. We can support people with physical disabilities or visual impairments and receive groups of children as well as adults. Visit our website for further information.