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Hanningfield Reservoir

Giffords Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8HX


A Great Fishing Venue and Nature Reserve

On the water

Hanningfield Sailability Project

The Club

Hanningfield Sailability Project is a club operated from the reservoir providing people with a disability the opportunity to go sailing on this delightful expanse of water in the heart of Essex.

The group has been operating since 2013 and anybody with a disability is welcome to come and have a try. The aim is to provide sailing for disabled people and encourage and teach those who wish to expand their knowledge of sailing for both leisure and competitive enjoyment.

The Boats

All boats are designed for disabled people and are uncapsizable, unsinkable, stable and easy to control.

The fleet consists of:

Hansa Access 303                   1/2 person

Challenger Trimaran                   1 person

RS Venture keel boat              2/3 person

Martin 16 keel boat                 1/2 person

Weta Trimaran                     1/2/3 person


A dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers make this project possible. They perform the shore and water based duties, man the safety boat and take the members sailing. New volunteers are needed and always welcome.

The club operates between April and August each Wednesday and Thursday between 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm.


Chris Atkin on 01268 581358 or email aceatkin@aol.com

Empty chairs… gone sailing!