Knoticat is a specially converted 9 metre sailing catamaran. Over the last ten years it has provided hands-on sailing and recreation for thousands of disabled people in the local area. The Knoticat organisation is part of the registered charity Sports Forum for the Disabled (SF) and is run entirely by local volunteers.
Each year more than 500 disabled people and their carers sail with them from Poole Quay Boat Haven on trips lasting about three hours. These trips around the harbour, along the Jurassic coast, or up the river to Wareham are entirely free and
provide an invigorating day out for people with all levels of disability.
The Knoticat team also now needs to expand its
operational side, anyone with an interest in helping in this direction is asked to contact the secretary. The operational needs lie particularly in fundraising, sponsorship, administration, public relations, boat maintenance and record keeping. There is also a requirement for experienced crew and trainees. Training is available for all tasks at all levels and involvement can be as little or as much as volunteers wish.
All disabled people, resident or visitor, who would like to sail with them at any level should contact the booking line on 07889 970702.