People with disabilities will get the chance to get on the water during Cowes Week thanks to Cowes Sailability Club.

The Isle of Wight club is, once again, arranging free boating excursions for Island residents with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and debilitating medical conditions.   

Cowes Sailability Club has been making it possible for disabled people to take part in boating activities during Cowes Week for more than ten years.

The hour-long trips on a wheelchair-accessible motor catamaran enable adults and children who face daily challenges to have a new experience on the water and get up close to all of the sailing action.

Assistance is available from volunteers on the day.

Adults and children with disabilities can be accompanied on the trips by other members of their families, a friend or a carer.

 The trips will take place aboard Wetwheels Solent, a nine-metre catamaran that can accommodate up to ten passengers, including three wheelchair users, at any one time.  

Three or four trips are scheduled to disembark from East Cowes Marina daily, for the five-day period Monday to Friday.

This year's sponsors are Carisbrooke Shipping, The High Sheriff's Trust, McCarthy and Booker, Wight Escapes and the Royal Southern Yacht Club Trust. 

High Sheriff Kay Marriott will be visiting on Thursday.

If anyone is interested in going along go to the Wetwheels Solent website and follow the booking links. The discount code is CW22. 

If there are no spaces, there will be a waiting list so they should email to say what day best suits and how many in their group and leave a mobile number. 

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