Windsurfing For The Disabled – More Inspiring And Accessible Than Ever

If someone with a disability wanted to learn to sail in this country the reaction of most people in the watersports business would be: ‘No worries!’

Sailability is a mainstream RYA grassroots sailing programme, while the British Sailing Team is fully inclusive for its Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

But windsurfing?

Finley Heys at the OTC

People still view the accessibility of windsurfing as a little different.

Maybe it’s because of windsurfing’s more physical nature, compared to the perception of sailing being a more sedate ‘sitting down’ sport. Whatever it is, windsurfing doesn’t yet have the same status within disability sport as sailing.

Yet, scratch the surface a little and you find there is actually some healthy windsurfing activity being run for people with disabilities nationwide.

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