Cockshott Wood, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Winderemere, Cumbria LA23 3HE
015394 45333 Registered Charity No. 1106865

Volunteering with Blackwell Sailing is rewarding, fun
and a fantastic way to give something to your community.

Blackwell Sailing’s team of dedicated volunteers enable sailors with disabilities to experience the same exhilaration, enjoyment and confidence building felt by all sailors. It is all about sharing what we know, giving praise and encouragement –  mostly to people with learning disabilities – and having fun. We also enjoy a few social occasions too.

Under the supervision of David Hall, now full-time Manager and Principal Instructor and two other RYA Senior Instructors, Mel Vause and Tony Longworth, volunteers facilitate evening and daytime sailing sessions on Windermere from April to October, teaching and reinforcing skills already learned. The charity provides opportunities for sailing members to pursue other outdoor activities. All activities are undertaken/supported by volunteers. Approximately 35 volunteers are involved in various roles, including sailing/canoeing sessions, boat maintenance, residential holidays, leading winter walks and fundraising. Their contribution is essential to the running of the charity.

Volunteers are also proactive in fundraising and if you would like to get involved please see our page on make a donation.