Launched in 2018, Wetwheels Yorkshire became the fifth regional operator for the national disability power boating charity Wetwheels Foundation. It is community interest company number 10158051.

    Wetwheels Yorkshire has her home in Whitby, so is perfectly positioned to operate across the region, from the North East to the Humber.

    A Wetwheels Yorkshire experience is designed to enable every disabled person the chance to experience the excitement of power boating. Wetwheels Yorkshire is fully accessible - not just giving you the chance to be a passenger, but also to take the helm as the skipper - everybody gets the chance to drive!

    We depend on the goodwill of our wonderfully experienced volunteers and generous donors to bring Wetwheels Yorkshire to you. If you would like to be part of a Wetwheels Yorkshire experience, it doesn't matter if you're young or old; Just get in touch with Peter in the office to arrange your visit.

    The Wetwheels Yorkshire team look forward to welcoming you aboard.

    Wetwheels Yorkshire is currently wintering in Scarborough.  If a suitable period of settled weather is forecast we may offer to run some trips at short notice.  Please follow us on Facebook as this is where we will announce available dates.  

    Bookings aren't yet being taken for 2022 but please get in touch if you'd like adding to our Newsletter, which will be the first place we announce availability for 2022 season.

    If you would like to support the activities of Wetwheels Yorkshire specifically, please click the following link to ensure your donation supports the work of Yorkshire.  Every penny you donate will go towards ensuring as many local people as possible access the sea. SUPPORT YORKSHIRE




    Our terrific crew of volunteers

    As with any successful organisation, it is our people that make the difference.

    Our team of volunteer crew undergo specialist disability awareness training in a maritime context, training in such essential tasks such as boat safety, safeguarding and much more.

    We even have a small group of 'land crew' that carry out the necessary logistics, fundraising and back-office tasks that every organisation needs.

    The people that really make Wetwheels Yorkshire work, however, are the mums and dads, the care staff and other support workers who choose to make the effort to bring our participants along to take part in a Wetwheels trip.

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    Peter Richardson

    Chair & Skipper

    Peter is the chairman and founder of Wetwheels Yorkshire CIC.  As a professionally qualified skipper Peter spends his time away from the desk, at the helm of Wetwheels Yorkshire.

    A retired business owner, Peter is vice-chair of York Sharks Wheelchair Basketball Club, a founding member of the Whitby Community Alliance, Safeguarding Officer of YCTC (RYA York Cruiser Training Centre) and sits on the North Yorkshire Disability Sports Steering Group.

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    Philippa Norman

    Company Secretary

    Philippa has spent her career in healthcare including hospitals, the community and specialist environments.  Philippa delivers Wetwheels Yorkshire's 'Disability Awareness Training in a Maritime Context' to our team.


    Shane Barton


    Shane has spent most of his professional life working in IT and joined Wetwheels Yorkshire as a member of the crew in 2020 after seeing how much pleasure boating brought to his daughter Chloe, who is a wheelchair user.

    Shane wanted to help bring that experience to more people.

    Shane enjoys spending his free time with his daughter, Cycling and Boating (ideally with his daughter), and of course, being one of the volunteers onboard Wetwheels Yorkshire. 

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    Wetwheels Yorkshire with Club Wilber

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    A magical story onboard Wetwheels Yorkshire

    A wonderful story from Emma at Whitby Hidden Impairments Support and Help, kindly shared by The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, after an Award to join us onboard: "Firstly, thank you once again for extending this grant and enabling us to car...

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