A new hoist for Mylor Sailability

How we're helping to make activities on the water more accessible.

Last year Mylor Sailability launched their new boat ‘Horatio’. Then, with the help of Seasalt customers, they installed a hoist and support seat to make sailing more accessible than ever before.

Mylor Sailability is a Cornish charity which gives people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties or health impairments the opportunity to take part in sailing and powerboating sessions.

Mylor Sailability offers accessible sailing activities

Both Mylor Sailability’s sailing boat and powerboat are now accessible thanks to the hoist

The charity brings joy to many people in our local community by making activities on the water more inclusive and affordable. The money we donate supports this and goes towards improving their facilities, including the new hoist.

A new hoist and support seat

The new ‘Hansa C Crane’ and support seat help sailors sit unaided and participate in sailing activities. They can be transferred from their wheelchair onto the sailing boat in a dignified, safe and simple way.

Michael Chambers is a wheelchair user who is paralysed from the waist down. He was the first to test out the new hoist and told us about his experience…

“Mylor Sailability completely took care of my initial worries, so I felt completely safe.  Once I was in the boat, in my comfy seat, I felt so free. It was such a great feeling. I have been getting on the water at Mylor Sailability working towards my RYA Powerboat course for a few years. It is now so nice to have the option to go sailing too.”

Hoist lifting sailor into sailing boat at Mylor Sailability

Michael Chambers testing out the hoist for the first time

Tracey is sharing the use of the hoist with other community groups that work towards making water sports more accessible, including Lizard Adventures, who specialise in canoeing and kayaking.

We’re really pleased that our contribution is having such a wide reach, and making a difference to people who previously wouldn’t have had such a hands-on experience on the water.

“This hoist has taken Mylor Sailability to the next level. We are so happy to be able to offer this option to people who have only been able to take part in the powerboating activities.

Seasalt has contributed to making this possible and we cannot thank them enough.” said Tracey.

Seasalt Co-founder Neil Chadwick and Mylor Sailability's Tracey Boyne

Seasalt Co-founder Neil Chadwick and Mylor Sailability’s Tracey Boyne

Help us raise money for our charity partners

Did you know that 20p from every pair of single Seasalt socks sold goes to charity and this year we will donate over £100,000 to our charity partners?

Find out more about our charity partners Mylor Sailability and Hospital Rooms as well as the other projects we support on our sustainability page.