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Helpful Documents &
Links to other Web Sites

Helpful Documents

RYA Policy and Guidance Documents

Other Useful Websites

RYA - The Royal Yachting Association RYA East Midlands - The East Midlands Region of the RYA RYA West Midlands – The West Midlands Region of the RYA
Information on Boats
Steve Sawford Marine - Sailing for All Martin 16 – “Freedom” and “FreeSpirit” are Martin 16s. For any information on this type of boat Drascombe Association - The Association for owners and enthusiasts of all different types of Drascombe boats - (Our own ‘Serendipity’ and ‘Harry Cockburn’ are Drascombe longboats.)
Sailing Clubs
Northampton Sailing Club NOSCA - Northampton Off-Shore Cruising Association Rutland Sailability – A nearby club, that often hosts the Access National Championships
Disabled Sailing Organisations
Disabled Sailors Association – Offshore sailing in specially adapted boats, including Spirit of Scott Bader and Verity K, which our members have used. Sailability International – This site claims it “contains information about boats that can be sailed by ANY disability (not some disabilities)”. Woolverstone Project – Our hosts for the River Orwell trip in 2011
National Sailing related Organisations
RNLI – The RNLI provides 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the coasts of the UK and Republic of Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service on many of the busiest beaches in England and Wales. The RNLI also works to promote sea and beach safety Trinity House – Trinity House manages the light houses, light ships, and many navigation buoys around the UK. UK Sail Training - ASTO is the Association of Sail Training Organisations, the UK's National Sail Training Organisation. Its membership includes over 30 not-for-profit organizations that operate more than 50 Sail Training vessels around the UK.
General Information
The Disability Information Network animatedknots.com. Animated Knots by Grog.
A comprehensive list of knots with animations to show exactly how to tie them.
Other Local Organisations
Northampton Camera Club Northampton Chamber Choir St Alban's Charity Players, Northampton