Sailability Tauranga Charitable Trust is a 'not for profit', volunteer-based organisation, offering sailing opportunites to anyone with a disability.


"To provide anyone with a disability, the opportunity to sail safely, to experience adventure and freedom. To build mobility, self-confidence and pride through achievement.​​​​​​​"

If you have a physical, learning or sensory disability, we have an adventure waiting for you. You can come cruising, learn to sail or even go racing.

Sailing with Sailability Tauranga is an inclusive sport where we provide a safe environment and balance our Duty of Care with the individuals' choice to take some risks.

As a reminder of what can be achieved irrespective of your disability, check out the video


Hurray we are back sailing with added precautions.

You must be fully vaccinated , show your vaccination passport and wear a mask. thank you



Thursday 10th 11am 12md, 1.30pm, 2.30pm

Thursday 17th 11am 12md 1.30pm 2.30pm

Tuesday 22nd 11am 12md 1.30pm 2.30pm

Thursday 31st 11am 12md 1.30pm 2.30pm


Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


Thursday 5th 11am 12md 1.30pm

Tuesday 10th 11am 12md 1.30pm

Thursday 19th 11am 12md 1.30pm

Tuesday 24th 11am 12md 1.30pm


Thursday 2nd 11am 12md 1.30pm




TO BOOK A SAIL Contact Rhonda on enquiry@sailabilitytauranga.nz

or text your bookings to 0212441779



For general or volunteering enquiries enquiry@sailabilitytauranga.nz

For finance and donations funding@sailabilitytauranga.nz

February 2022 update It is so nice to be back sailing after such a long break away, mainly due to Covid 19 and all its versions. Our sailing days are either Tuesdays or Thursdays, offering 3-4 x1 hour sessions each day. Our Schedule of sailing days has been posted. We have put in place extra precautions to guard our sailors and volunteers against catching Covid. See separate document. We welcome back most of our regular sailors from 2021 and say hi to 4 new sailors. We still have room for more! With our expanding fleet of boats, we needed more storage, so our 3rd Container arrived in early February, many thanks to the generosity of Richard and Paulien Chamberlain. It was kindly and expertly relocated by Mainfreight Ltd. Hurrah! We are now in our 6th year of operations and finally got to celebrate our 5th Birthday on 18th February with a fabulous dinner at the TYPBC. We called on 2 of our most senior volunteers to cut the cake. Mr. Bill Whitiskie and Mr. Bill Mitchison were instrumental in the establishment of the Sailability Tauranga Charitable Trust back in June 2016 and have been active members until recently. We took the opportunity to recognize the dedication of 2 volunteers who have clocked up attendance at 100 sailing days each. Congratulations Laura Whitiskie and Alistair Eagleson. They were presented with a specially printed club shirt. While the weather was fine and the wind gentle, a small group of sailors and support boats sailed across the harbor to have lunch and an ice cream at Salisbury Wharf. This was the second of our “Destination Sails”, which makes a pleasant change from sailing around the buoys off the yacht club. 26/27th .The TYPBC Centreboard Regatta saw 144 small boats head to the start line, including 7 of our sailors. This was the biggest fleet our sailors had ever raced with. Congratulations to Christina Jessup for winning the Hansa 303 class singles and to Chris Cargill and Richard Chamberlain for winning the hansa doubles. So what does the rest of 2022 hold for our sailors and supporters? Provided we all stay healthy, we will continue to offer once weekly sailing days and more destination sails . The next Hansa Class Regatta has been postponed until December 2022 so plenty of time for the team to practice. Have a disability of some kind? Know someone with a disability? Fancy a sail on Tauranga Harbour? Give us a call or come down and watch us