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Knoticat is a sailing catamaran, owned and operated for the last 17 years by the charity Sports Forum for the Disabled, with the aim of giving all disabled and carers the opportunity to sail and enjoy the beautiful waters in and around Poole Harbour.

We sail every weekday when the weather allows from early April to late September and all trips are made under the watchful eye of highly experienced and qualified skippers.

The day starts at Poole Quay Boat Haven entrance on Poole Quay, where we pick up our passengers and help fit life jackets before entering the marina. Once on board a short safety briefing is given and any questions you have can be answered. We leave the marina and once into clear water you are welcome to help with sailing or just sit back and enjoy the ride. The trips usually last 3 to 4 hours around Poole harbour, out to Studland and along the Jurassic coast or towards Bournemouth.

We normally anchor for lunch and make tea or coffee. 

Twice a year the boat goes on deployment for a week to Lymington or Weymouth.

As far as we know, Knoticat is the only FREE, seagoing, modified sailing boat for disabled use in the UK.


Sailing for everyone

Everyone who works with Knoticat is a volunteer. Our sailing trips are only made possible by the generosity of those who support us with donations.

Every penny goes towards keeping Knoticat on the water for our disabled members to enjoy.

Please note that all first time sailors are required to join our sailing club and sign a health and safety disclaimer.

After her extensive refit, Knoticat is again out on the waters of Poole Harbour and bay. We take disabled people and their carers and families out for a sailing trip they are otherwise unable to experience. A few hours out on the water is fun, exciting, restful and therapeutic.
You'll see the harbour and surrounding waterfronts from a completely different view.

Give Merry a call on 07889 970702.

This was proper sailing: I helmed

the boat from Poole Quay to Studland, where we picked up a mooring. Nobody else wanted to take the helm on the way back, so I repeated the experience.

This was the best day out,
by any standard!



For bookings: call our Bookings Officer Meredith Drury on:
07889 970 702
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