Sussex Sailability celebrated the 20th anniversary since it was established in 2001 with an August Bank Holiday weekend of competition, fun and social sailing.
The first event on Saturday 28 August, was a fast and furious series of head-to-head races using Sussex Sailability’s Sonar keelboats and mixed crews of disabled and able bodied sailors. In a hotly contested final, Will Holden of Shoreham Sea Scouts led his crew to victory against a team led by Chris Hodge of Sussex Sailability.
The evening saw the new Sussex Yacht Club clubhouse in Shoreham host Sussex Sailability’s 20th birthday party. The party started with the naming of ‘Navigator’ a new power-boat with a drop-down ramp that will enable disabled people to get on the water on the River Adur. Isabelle Langlois-Jackson from Navigators and General in Brighton, whose company provided a substantial grant towards purchasing the powerboat did the honours, christening the new boat together with Kevin Headon, Commodore of Sussex Yacht Club and Trustee of Sussex Sailability.