Founded in 1982, one of the oldest RYA Sailability groups in the UK, Tideway has many years experience in providing support to vulnerable children and adults with disabilities so they can enjoy an out-of-doors activity in a safe, controlled environment.


Tideway Sailability is a registered charity; no 1092826. The charity is run by a board of trustees, elected annually by our sailors, volunteers and supporters (who pay £1/year to be a member of Tideway Sailability). 


Further information such as annual accounts is available from the Charity Commission website.


As a charity we aim to provide an exemplary service to all our stakeholders. If you have any concerns about us, please in the first instance contact either our Chair or our Secretary. If that does not address your concerns, please contact the RYA, which is the national governing body for our sport.


Normal Operating Procedure

The Trustees carry out an annual Risk Assessment (and Covid Supplementary RA) and use that to inform the development of our Normal Operating Procedure. A copy of the NOP is available here (Covid Supplementary procedure here).



Our trustees aim to be representative of our community, and of the wider community we aim to serve. They are a mixture of active volunteers and sailors, and others less involved in the day to day operations and therefore able to bring a wider perspective.


In common with many small charities we are always seeking potential trustees able to give a little time and share their expertise and perspectives to help us develop and improve. If you would be interested in becoming a trustee please contact our Chairman of Trustees on for more information.


Our current Trustees are :

Stuart Lund (Chair)

Clive Dowdall

Mark Firth

Mike Gray

Onofrio Longo

Noirin O'Sullivan

Katy Shearer

Kenneth Tao

Simon Whiteley