SEAS supports disabled people from North Wales to get active and have adventures on the Menai Strait in a safe and social environment.
We fully recognise the importance of family and carers in disabled peoples lives and SEAS is committed to providing shared experiences.
We do this by raising money and by working with our partner organisation Conway Centres; Anglesey (part of Edsential CiC) who deliver our sailability events.
We work closely with Royal Yachting Association Cymru and Partneriaeth Awyr Agored The Outdoor Partnership to train and qualify volunteers, many whom are family/carers, so that they can be actively involved in delivering and leading the events.
Making new friends and having fun is central to everything we do.
The programme of events for 2023 is being updated and we are currently working on implementing the feedback we received at the end of 2022.
Our events are limited to a maximum of 50 people, we are working very closely with our user groups and engaging our volunteers to ensure these places are allocated as fairly and appropriately as possible. We remain Covid Aware and our volunteers have completed Welsh Sports Association training.
In these difficult times SEAS does not want money worries to be a barrier to participation. To keep SEAS sustainable we do ask for a discretionary contribution of £3 per person per event.
The type of activity we do depends on how high the tide is:
High Water Events are when we get the big sailing and powerboats out. During these events you are much less likely to get wet. High water events are more suitable if you need to stay in your wheel chair or require extra postural support.
Low Water Events are when we get the canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and sailing dinghies out. We also do volunteer training during these events.
Mid Water Events are when the big boats can only be used for part of the event so a mixture of big and small boats will be out.
We do not like to cancel or change the date of an event unless it is really necessary. If the weather is bad we have a range of other activities to do such as indoor climbing, ropes courses, zip wires, bushcraft etc
We are very grateful to have received funding and help from the National Lottery, Partneriaeth Awyr Agored, Thomas Howels Education Fund for North Wales, Sports Wales, The Wheelyboat Trust, Co-op Community Fund, Akzo Nobel, The Barchester's Charitable Foundation and O'Shea Surf which all enables SEAS activity to happen...THANK YOU!!