SPORT: Powerboating

Powerboating is a very popular and adrenalin fueled sport.  It has been completely off limits to wheelchair users and most disabled people until now.  Wetwheels has twin 300 HP Suzuki engines giving her a top speed of 40 knots (46 mph).

Her catamaran hull gives her tremendous stability. She has been purposefully designed to be driven by people with all disbilities, including wheelchair users.  She has a raised ramp to the steering position and ultra-light hydraulic steering provided by Hy-Drive enables those with the weakest of arm strength to steer with ease.

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All powerboating activities are undertaken with an RYA qualified, commercially endorsed, powerboat skipper standing alongside the control station with his hands on the throttles. Powerboating is not just about going fast, it is learning how to control a powerful boat in different circumstances. This tuition is all part of the experience.  

We do not race Wetwheels. 

Did you know Powerboating was an Olympic sport in 1908?

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Fishing

One of the most popular participation sports in the UK, now anyone, regardless of ability can come sea angling with us.

Fishing

From the blog

Welcome to our Spring 2018 Newsletter

Although our on-water season came to a close by October 2017, we do continue to run occasional trips over the winter, mainly fishing [more later]. However, the work does not end there. Our winter seasons are just as busy for us. We take time to learn from events we have run and we look at feedback from our participants, only then can we start to plan for the season ahead. And this year, we have learned a lot, we have listened a lot and we have planned a lot.

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