26/01/2011 00:00:01 : Sailing For All

Sailing For All

DR Yachting would like to introduce you to the wonders of sailing around the Greek islands in your very own-skippered yacht. We have worked hard in preparing to host guests with disabilities from all over the world. Our goal is to make this sailing holiday your most enjoyable and memorable experience of your life.
Our thirst for sailing, drove us to find ways to make sailing accessible and fun to all, and especially to those physically challenged. We have consulted with experts in special needs matters, in order to outfit our sailing boats for handicapped people. Accessing the yacht is easy! For boarding, we have arranged a wide gangway, 90 cm, in order to facilitate the access. The gangway rests at the same level as the port pier. While sailing our guests can relax, enjoying the view in the comfort and protection of our unique couches on the deckhouse. This shelters you from the heat, wind, rain, or sea spray. The bathroom facilities are engineered with ample space to manoeuvre around, and the double-bedded cabins are designed for easy access. The yachts have seat belts on all the seats, and handles are placed around the yacht, to make moving about easy and safe.
Our all-inclusive sailing holidays for people with special needs operate in the Saronic and Argolic islands, where the weather conditions are ideal, the ports have an easy access, and it is never more than 4 hours sailing time from one port to the next. During sailing we visit wonderful bays for swimming, resting and leisure. We manage our own, brand new, and well-maintained yachts. We have carefully installed special safety equipment on board that allows our guests to fully participate in, and enjoy their vacations on the sea.
Furthermore, our yachts have been congratulated by distinguished personalities of the disabled sailing community, such as Ian Harrison, President of IFDS, who was our guest during the Athens 2004 Paralympic sailing regatta. Along with Mr. Harrison, other disabled members of the International Paralympic Committee, International Sailing Federation, and various national sailing organisations enjoyed watching the Paralympic regatta from our yacht, 'Solis Invictis'. We were also very proud to have had onboard Mr. Phil Craven, President of the Paralympic Committee.  We are in continuous touch and cooperation with the Greek Sailability branch, with both Greek and international universities who research on accessibility and smart adaptations in order to facilitate the lives of disabled people, and also IFDS, IPC and ISAF.

For more information, rates and availability, reservations and answers to your questions about our accessible-sailing and other travel plans, please Contact us: info@accessibletravel.gr