Sail Boat Project Delivers Dementia Sailing Trips along South Coast

Twitter header sailboat logo version 1 colour RGB bigSail Boat Project has teamed up with Dementia Adventure to organise subsidised sailing trips for people living with dementia in Sussex and their carers.

Sailboat flyerSBP are offering subsidised places for people living with dementia and a family member, carer or friend to join us on one day (£110 for two people) or three day (£330 for two people) sailing trips in May and July 2017 along the south coast on our training vessels ‘Jalapeno’ and ‘Cascadeur’.

This work is supported by a grant from Sussex Community Foundation.

“We hope to create lasting memories for people with dementia” said Sail Boat Project skipper Ben Gillett. “These trips will give people with dementia the opportunity to have engaging experiences in a safe environment with their family or carers, who will also benefit from the new and exciting experience.” Our commercially endorsed skippers will be assisted by two volunteers on each trip, all of whom have been trained in working with people with dementia by Dementia Adventure.

We believe that sailing is an enriching co-operative experience and our past community work has shown how therapeutic it can be for people with complex needs.

* Sail Boat Project is a workers’ co-operative operating out of Chichester harbour and Southampton water, working along the south coast to widen access to sailing.
* Dementia Adventure is the UK champion for outdoor activity holidays for people living with dementia
* Sail Boat Project is an RYA Sail Training Centre and a RYA Sailability Organisation.

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