Meet Luke

Meet Luke

Luke Board escaped the crowds during the Cowes Week Regatta and had fun on a motor boat trip arranged by Cowes Sailability Club. Read more stories Joy Board says: With his autism, Luke doesn’t cope well with crowds, so we find it hard to find activities that he will...
Meet the Thorne family

Meet the Thorne family

Kate Thorne has two children who are on the autistic spectrum, and they both benefited in different ways from taking part in boating trips with Cowes Sailability Club. Katie Thorne says: My thirteen-year-old son Henry doesn’t like to leave his bedroom, and it can be...
Meet Marie

Meet Marie

Read more stories 93-year-old Marie was one of a group of five people with dementia and other age-related medical conditions, from the Tile House care home in Shanklin, who went on a power-boat trip facilitated by Cowes Sailability Club. Read about their day...
Meet Richard

Meet Richard

Read more stories Richard Griffiths says: Before my accident, I led a very busy life, working as a vet, fishing and scuba diving with my children.  I particularly liked taking RIB rides around the Isle of Wight and bouncing along on top of the waves at speed.  When my...
Meet Myles

Meet Myles

Read more stories Sarah Tuck says: Myles first experienced a boat trip organised by Cowes Sailability Club six years ago.  The expression on his face the first time we went on a trip, on a Wetwheels boat, was one of pure joy, pleasure and excitement.  As a mum, to see...
Meet William

Meet William

Read more stories Laura Mills says: There are not many opportunities for children with disabilities on the Isle of Wight, which makes Cowes Sailability Club all the more special. Although William finds verbal communication difficult, we can always tell how much he has...