Welcome to our charity website for 2023.

We look forward to a full sailing season with old friends and new after the Easter holidays and all the way through to the Autumn. If you are a regular sailor or group, you can be in touch now to discuss possible sessions. If you are a volunteer, it would be great to hear of your availability as we start planning the calendar. Happy sailing!


We are here to enable local people with disabilities to come sailing on Windermere. Blackwell Sailing has been doing this since 1993 and is a registered charity. We are also an RYA Training Centre and have Accreditation with RYA Sailability.

For a report about our activities in 2022, please click on the link: Newsletter 2022

Blackwell Sailing friends say thank you to David HallJEC_1779

Sailors, volunteers and supporters gathered to honour David Hall to mark his retirement on board MV Swift for a cruise on Windermere. 92 friends gathered on June 10th 2022, for food and music that accompanied a cake, card and presentation gift to say thank you for being the founder/manager of Blackwell Sailing for over 25 years. Click here for a gallery of pictures.

Update re David Hall and a New Charity Manager/Sailing Principal:jonny-cormack

Jonny Cormack is now our Sailing Principal and Charity Manager. Jonny came in to post 12 months ago to overlap with David, who continues as a regular volunteer.

Jonny is responsible for all the day to day running of Blackwell Sailing. As well as managing the charity and office, Jonny manages the volunteers and sailing sessions, and is the point of contact for all enquiries.

Click here for a full news update.

See our Video of Blackwell Sailing on Vimeo

Contact Us: 

Jonny Cormack


015394 45333

Cockshott Wood, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE

If you would like to make a donation to help with the charities running costs, please contact us.  Alternatively, you can click this link and donate through the Charities Aid Foundation  DONATE

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