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Staylittle Outdoor Centre - Sailing

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Staylittle Outdoor Centre - Sailing
Clywedog Sailing Club
Llyn Clywedog
Llanidloes
Powys
Wales
SY19 7BU
Phone: 01686 430630
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The sailing takes place on Llyn Clywedog near Llanidloes in Powys. Sailing is just one of several watersports on offer through the centre, whose staff work in partnership with Clywedog Sailing Club.

Instruction for the watersports such as sailing, canoeing and powerboating is part of the Royal Yacht Club sailability programme.

Access from the bank to the small sailing craft is via a floating pontoon. However there is alternate access for wheelchair users via a landing craft style wheelyboat. However participants will need to be able to transfer themselves or be assisted to transfer from this to the sailing boat.

The sailing boat is extremely stable and our researchers were told that it would not capsize.

As a safety precaution a powerboat is on hand with another instructor to provide additional support and assistance if required.

Wet-suits and water proof jackets are available to loan at the sailing club but participants would be advised to bring towels and a second set of warm clothing (including trainers) to change into after finishing.

There is a steep slope down to the jetty and most wheelchair users will require assistance on the return trip back up to the sailing club.

This leisure pursuit takes place in a stunningly beautiful area and despite the inclement weather on our visit our researcher enjoyed the experience.

NB The postcode given above is for Staylittle outdoor centre and directions to the sailing club can be found on their website.

To check out a video clip of power boating and the other water sports on offer at the centre please click here

More information about the powerboating and canoeing at the same location.


Water Sport Facilities

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On - site facilities

  • Easy access around ground floor/area of site (see main description)
  • Assistance dogs welcome

Arrival

  • Designated Disabled car parking (one space adjacent to the sailing club)
  • Hard surfaced car park (compacted)
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access to entrance
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access into venue (ramped into the reception/refreshment area)
  • Prebooking necessary for wheelchair users (pre-booking is required for all participants and prior discussion about individual access needs and abilities will ensure the best possible experience)

Cafe/Shop

  • Level/ramped access to cafe/tearoom (There is a self service kitchen area available for use to visitors which includes a kettle and a cooker)
  • Sufficient wheelchair access to tables

Toilets

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet/toilets (with shower)
  • Wheelchair turning space in accessible toilet
  • Room for carer/carers in accessible toilet (two if required)
  • Space for left transfer to toilet
  • Easy access to hand dryer/towels
  • Easy access to wash basin
  • Grab rails in toilet

 

Comments

I had sailed when I was younger but this was a totally different experience. I felt very safe as they told me the boat could not sink. The weather was not good for my trip and if had been a nicer day it would have been a much more enjoyable experience but I am still glad I did it. I found sailing needed much more physical effort than the power boat which I also tried on the day.by Phillip McMahon on 07 August 2013