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Sailing 

Converting wind to joy 

Sailing is a great experience converting wind energy to movement, with the water rushing below.

There is no sensation quite like feeling the energy transfer from the sail above your head to the acceleration of the water below your toes - we love it and think you will too.

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Sailing  - More information

We sail a few types of boat depending on the venues and what you are looking for.

Dinghies are smaller light weight boats where you can feel and see all of the processes in an immediate and unprocessed way. In dinghies the people in the boat move from side to side to help balance the power with their weight. It is physically possible for a dinghy to fall over - though unlikely. We normally use a powerboat to look after dinghies - you might get a drive of that also. Some dinghy and sailng canoes are adapted to work without the sailor having to move at all. 

Yachts are the things that people go on extended adventures in.  You can sleep in most of them and they don’t rely on people to move their weight for stability, so are great for those that don’t move well or think they might like to spend multiple days on adventure. 

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Autism and learning Difficulty 

If your party benefits from very exact times and a visual time table - no problem let us know.

If your party needs a quiet and calm environment without strangers - let us know. 

Sailing for some can be confusing with lots of stimulation and conflicting information. In this instance, we will design the day around the experience and perhaps spend time in the powerboat if things get a bit much. 

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Mobility aid users 

Wheelchair users who can sit on the bench unaided are able to use the Omega (our white boat with two sails)

Those preferring a supportive seat can use the sailing canoe, either on their own or with another person.

In both dinghies there is a risk of falling in.  Users must have the ability to propel themsleves with hands away from the capsized boat to aid rescue. 

We are awaiting permission to access virtually uncapsizable keel boats and small yachts - please contact us for an update if interested.

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Visual impairments

Sailing works well for visually impaired adventurers. Most great sailors operate by touch and feel. 

A boat can operate with a completely visually impaired team with minimal external input.

Using radios on the boats allows the team to keep close audible support without shouting. 

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Auditory Impairment 

We can include those with audio impairments via high quality and needs aware instructors.

By arrangement we can often source an assistant instrutor with a knowledge of BSL. 

We possess a bank of 2-way radios we utilise to help those with reduced hearing to understand instructions and communicate. These can output directly to earpieces or T-loop compatible hearing aids 

Sailing Weekend Adventures
Overnight camp or sleep on anchor 
Accommodation:  Swallows and Amazons or Princess Anne style (Camping  or on Anchor) 
Arrival at Kendal train station (West Coast main line) 
Incorporates everything from food, accommodation, equipment, instruction and transfers.
No planning or preparation required - Book, Pay and Play
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A taste of Sailing 
A day spent having a go and seeing what's possible 
A single day 
Based in Fell Foot Country Park - Lake District 
An exciting day of your holiday,  or day out 
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Yacht sails with sun shining through near Aaron
Coastal Sailing - Scotland 
The full yachting experience 
Takes place along the stunning west coast of Scotland 
Travel by sail throughout the islands and inlets 
Arrival at Oban train station for transfer to boat
All inclusive package with food, accommodation, transport, equipment and instruction provided.
A fantastic introduction to the sport or supported adventure for those with some experience
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A party of 10 jumps off a catarmaran
Coastal Sailing Abroad on a Yacht
Get away from the rain 
Typically delivered in Spain, Canaries, Croatia  or Greece 
Great for out of summer season holidays, with ideal sport temperatures, less crowds  and lower prices.
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Solo sailng lady (wheelchair user)

A taste of Sailing 

Messing about in sail boats 

Choose either a dinghy for more exhilaration or a yacht for a more relaxed time. We are normally based from Fell Foot on Windermere and the day consists of a quick briefing before hopping onto the water with a sailing instructor and going for a sail.

By the time you return you will have steered, managed the sails and mastered the basic knots and processes needed to manoeuvre the boat without the instructor having to touch anything. Lunch is either hot pies onboard with hot and cold drinks available (if you chose the yacht) or a picnic lunch ashore if you opt for dinghy sailing.

How fast you go is very weather dependent - it’s hard to go fast in light winds (although we have one special massive sail for the dinghy) but what is more comforting for the nervous is to know we can slow things down (by making the sails smaller).

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Large sailng dingy sails into towering clouds.

Sailing Weekend Adventures

Normally done in a yacht with beds aboard, but it is also possible to sail to a campsite for a great little adventure weekend.

Yacht Sailing with Sleeping at Anchor 

The first day is much like a taste of sailing but covering more sailng knowledge and the team ends up much more self sufficient. Typically we arrange the lunches and the team cooks their own dinner as a team (we can arrange a food delivery from a supermarket to meet you at the boat).

This is a great introduction to life aboard if you think sailing might be your thing - this weekend leads brilliantly into the coastal sailing holidays and weekends we offer.

Dinghy Sailing with Camping 

A fantastic weekend adventure. Sleeping in tents and cooking on the lake shores. This is a rustic and inspiring adventure with the simplicity of small boat sailing. 

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Back lit sail, Sails towards Aaron in the clyde channel

Coastal Sailing  Scotland 

One of the best sailing spots in the world is just across the border

On a much larger boat than the other products (typically 40ft) this is an extended sailing experience over several days. Living and working together as a team or family, it’s a great way to spend time together while exploring the most beautiful stretches of Western Scotland.

Stunning sunsets, wild life, amazing remote anchorages and possibly a distillery or two (depending on weather and plans).

You are cared for by the Skipper and 1st mate who help keep the boat running smoothly, but its also hands on for the crew with both boat handling and daily living (including washing up!).

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Every one ests lunch as the yacht leans.

Coastal Sailing Abroad 

Get away and adventure in the Sun

We are still developing this as it takes a while to set foreign trips up. The plan is for Autumn, Winter and Spring trips to both the Mediterranean and Canary Islands .

Trips will be 7 days (1 transition day at each end) You are cared for by a Skipper and 1st mate who help keep the boat running smoothly but it is also hands on for the crew too with both boat handling and daily living (including washing up!).

We meet you at the airport and arrange transport to the yacht for a week of out of season exploration and fun 

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A taste of Sailing 

Solo Accessable canoe with red sail
  • Includes all equipment and lunch 

  • A full day 

  • Perfect for those who have not sailed before

  • Accessible canoe, 4 person dingy or yacht options 

  • Normal meet location : Fell Foot Active Base, Newby bridge, Cumbria 

Sailing Weekend Adventures

Two ladies look up from inside the big dinghy
  • Includes all equipment and lunch 

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

  • No Experience Nessasary 

  • Normal Meet point: Kendal Train Station 

  • Nothing more to pay, the whole trip is covered. 

Coastal Sailing

Everyone jumps into the Med
  • Custom courses or join an open trip

  • All food, equipment and accommodation included 

  • Best for those who have at least tried sailing before

Booking with Anyone Can

We have a range of methods by which you can book and pay for adventures with Anyone Can. For quick individual bookings you can use our AirBnB page to book individual days.

For everything else the best thing to do is drop us an enquiry and we can discuss your needs, dates and ambitions further. 

We host a range of open trips for people throughout the year for individuals and small groups to join like minded people on our more adventurous trips enquire for more details.

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Anyone Can : Connecting Transport Hubs to Lake Shores - Accessible Canoeing

Purchase of an accessible powered support and rescue vessel, and a mobile fleet of canoes with trailer

It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 

Supported by the Cumbria Fells and Dales Local Action Group