Specialist dinghy for disabled young sailors
Stubbers Adventure Centre is a charitable organisation and
outdoor adventure centre in Upminster, Essex, which provides
adventurous opportunities for disabled, disadvantaged and
The JWCT contributed £3,305 to Stubbers Adventure Centre in April
2008 to pay for the full costs of an Access 303 Wide sailing dinghy.
The dinghy is specifically designed for use by disabled sailors
who are unable to use standard fit sailing dinghies. It has a
ballast centerboard, is steered with a joystick, and has a self
tacking jib. The ease of operation brings the thrills and pleasures
of sailing to those with a broad spectrum of disabilities. The
ballast means it cannot capsize, and is self righting if knocked
down in a violent gust.
The dinghy is able to be sailed by two people thus making them
ideal for volunteers to co-sail with sailors requiring support.