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Welcome to
ability Tauranga

We help people living with disability experience the joy and freedom of sailing.

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Sailing With Us

Sailability Tauranga is an inclusive community built on the core value that sailing should be accessible to all.


We cultivate ability in our sailing programmes for people living with physical, cognitive and sensory challenges.

The joy of sailing is infectious and can bring profound benefits to our sailors, and we love being able to help in this way.

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Their Sailability Smiles Say It All!

Sailing with us is a fun adventure that builds confidence, ability and a sense of achievement. Our sailors and their carers also enjoy the inclusion and connection within our Sailability community. 

The benefits of sailing continue long after returning to shore. Knowing they can sail regularly gives them something special to look forward to - and builds wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Learn more here:

Please Help Us Create More Sailability Smiles

We provide over a 1000 sailing experiences each year, allowing sailors to feel the magical freedom and joy that sailing brings. We aim to deliver over a 1,000+ sails this year, too, only made possible with the ongoing support from our local community. Would you like to help bring that sense of freedom to people living with disability? Check out all the ways you can help:

and join
Our 'Sail
ability Smiles Club' today!

"Sailing gives me an amazing sense of freedom and adventure.

It's completely relaxing. You get to feel the wind in your hair and you can't help but SMILE!"

- Alice, sailor. Living well with physical challenges.

Many Thanks To Our Funders

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And Our Local Business and Community Groups 

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All Sorts Opportunity Shop - Sailability Rotorua - Sailability Wellington - Ear Care BOP -

The Munro Family - Ocean Runners Mt Maunganui - Mt Maunganui Bridge Club



A  keel, hull, deck and sails - that’s what a ship needs.

But what a ship really is - is freedom. 

- Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean -

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