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Westbere Sailing Opportunities (WSO) is a registered charity and RYA Sailability Centre of Excellence that was founded by the late David James MBE in 2001, with the sole purpose of giving an experience of sailing to people of all ages with disabilities.

People who through some physical disability, learning difficulty, or other condition might not otherwise be able to get on the water and enjoy sailing.


WSO is about making it happen. At Westbere we don't see a disability, just a person who wants to get on the water and have some fun. OK, some people might need a little more help than others, but that doesn't mean it's not possible.






David James MBE


Registered Charity Number: 1094550   AALA Licence Number: L4702R1376