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 Welcome To The Gwennili Trust             The Gwennili Trust Providing Sailing Opportunities for the Disabled

Sailing Programme

Please click on the blue buttons to check availability. Our Sailing Programme of day sails, cruises, races and courses commences in April and ends in October.

Day Sails


Day sails are from 10am to 4pm and for Spirit of Scott Bader operate from Port Solent Marina by junction 12 of the M27 (PO6 4TJ).  Boleh from Premier Marina, Gosport, PO12 1AH and Merrilyn from Premier Marina, Swanwick, SO31 1ZL. Exact details will be provided in Joining Instructions sent in time to prepare before the day sail. 

Spirit of Scott Bader 

  • 11 persons
  • Length Overall: 10.6M

  • Beam: 6.0M

  • Draught: 1.3M

  • Wheel chair accessible ramp

  • Whelchair lift from main deck to WC

 We also run day sails from Universal Marina on the river Hamble (SO31 7ZN) using Merrilyn, a mono hull Ocean 62 that is not wheelchair accessible. She has a crew of up to 4 and has 12 places for clients.

Merrilyn - Schooner Ocean 62

  • 16 Persons
  • Length Overall: 18.94M
  • Beam: 4.71 M
  • Draught: 2.65 M

Boleh - Junk Hulled Sloop


6 Persons

Length Overall: 12.59M

Beam: 3.5m

Draught: 2M


We charter conventional monohull yachts for cruises of various durations around the Solent, along the South Coast,the Clyde area, across the Channel or further afield.

For the visually impaired, we participate in the Blind Week cruise. Read accounts of previous adventures at Cruise Reports. To get the most enjoyment from cruises participants need to be able to move around the boat safely and unaided. Itineraries can vary according to weather conditions and the desires and ableness of the crew. 

Mediterannean Cruise
A one week cruise in the Ionian Sea in September 2017. This cruise will build on the experience gained from the Lycean Cruise which was conducted in June 2016 and is open to both disabled and VI clients.
Ionian cruise rev Jan 17.doc
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We run practical training courses from Competent Crew through to Yachtmaster, which conform to the syllabus of the RYA and lead to the issue of the appropriate RYA certificates. These are conducted on conventional yachts so are intended for the more mobile. Read accounts of previous courses on our Reports page.




We enter a number of Solent based races such as Round the Island Race; Bembridge Regatta; ASTO Solent Race and we are always open to enetering other races on a request basis.  





Offering sailing opportunities for the disabled

Contact us today!

If you wish to discuss your sailing requirements with a member of the team before putting in your application form then please  go to the contact us page for details of how to get in touch.


Please send completed application forms and general enquiries to the Administrator: Michael Grew Email: admin@gwennili.org.uk


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