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Rivertime

It is easy to book a day out on our boat, ‘Rivertime’. Simply register online or, if you prefer, call or email our skipper Lucy Herbert, who will take your booking and help you to organise your day.

07599 295544

skipper@rivertimeboattrust.org.uk

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Regatta 2018

On 13th June 2018 the Minister of State for Disability, Health & Work, will officially open the 'Rivertime Boat Trust' and 'Give Them a Sporting Chance' Rivertime Accessible Regatta for children and young people with disabilities.

07494 798833

regatta@rivertimeboattrust.org.uk

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Accessible Boat Club

Water sports for people with disabilities who need a specialist boat or prefer to access water sports in a quiet, low volume environment. Find us on FACEBOOK,  YOUTUBE, GOOGLE PLUS or

01628 474960

boating@accessibleboat.club

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About Rivertime Boat Trust

Founded in 2006, Disabled and disadvantaged children and adults can have a wonderful day out on the river Thames, thanks to the Rivertime Boat Trust.

Each day trip involves a small group of passengers, cruising on a spacious, purpose-designed 42-foot boat named ‘Rivertime’.

'Rivertime' is equipped with a ramp and a lift for wheelchairs. There is a toilet for the disabled and a large saloon with a sliding roof for sunny days. The boat can take 12 passengers (including carers) and always goes out with a fully qualified skipper and experienced crew member. There is a small galley for tea, coffee and biscuits. You are welcome to bring your own picnic.

Our objective is to meet your requirements and ensure that all aboard have a really memorable experience in this specially built boat.

Pat, Simon and Lucy from the Rivertime Boat Trust have featured on Songs of Praise, around Windsor. Click the picture above to view the film.

Our Vision

The vision of the Rivertime Boat Trust is to inspire disabled and disadvantaged adults, children and young people to develop a long term involvement with the river and accessible water sports by encouraging other like-minded people to develop the ‘Rivertime’ concept along the length of the River Thames and across the UK.

Our Aims

The Rivertime Boat Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission to:

  • provide and maintain a specially constructed boat and other facilities for the disabled and disadvantaged
  • organise trips in the boat on the middle Thames between Windsor and Oxford
  • work with other charities involved with the disabled and disadvantaged that have similar objectives.

Our team

We have established a strong team who contribute in a unique way to the Trust

Rivertime Accessible Regatta 2018

Minister of State for Disability, Health and Work to open this year's Rivertime Accessible Regatta

On 13th June 2018, the 'Rivertime Boat Trust' and 'Give Them a Sporting Chance' will stage the second Rivertime Accessible Regatta in the Thames Valley for children and young people with disabilities. Sarah Newton, Minister of State for Disability, Health & Work will officially open this year's Regatta. The Rivertime Accessible Regatta will be held at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Berkshire and will include competitive bell boating, accessible sailing, wheelchair powerboating and canoeing, as well as a variety of land-based sports and training activities. This year 9 organisations will provide 18 different participatory sport and activities, including eight water sports and this will allow more than 300 children and young people from 23 SEN Schools from five counties a unique chance to get out on the water in a safe and controlled environment and try a new sport or activity they might not otherwise have the opportunity to do. They will be ably supported by over 40 volunteers from the Rivertime Boat Trust and Rotarians. The Rivertime Boat Trust aspires to stimulate children and young people with disabilities to develop a long-term involvement with accessible sports and in designing the Regatta the Trust is being advised by a panel of experts on disability. The Rivertime Accessible Regatta is one of many events run by the Rivertime Boat Trust and it is quickly becoming an annual event in the boating calendar, encouraging young people with disabilities to use the river more frequently.

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

We are really pleased and honoured to have been presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2012. The award recognises volunteering work that is a social, economic or environmental service to the local community.

The award citation said: "The Rivertime Boat Trust provides a unique experience for disabled, disadvantaged and needy groups of all kinds from the Thames Valley and further afield along the river. It was founded in 2006 because previously there had been no boat operating for disabled and disadvantaged people on the River Thames between Windsor and Oxford."

The award was presented to Simon and Pat Davis MBE by the Hon Mrs Mary Baylis JP.