Introduction to Sailability

Sailability Albury Wodonga is a not-for-profit program that provides access to the sport of sailing to those who would not normally be exposed to the sport.
The program provides the opportunity for people of all abilities to progress to their ultimate potential level on the sailing pathway.
 
The Hansa Dinghies used are ideal for people with limited motor abilities, whilst still being fun for able-bodies sailors. They are easy to sail and cannot tip over. We have 2 types of ballasted dinghies available, the Hansa 2.3 & Hansa 303.

Volunteers from the Albury Wodonga Yacht Club and the local community offer their time and expertise to assist in the program. They are all keen to share their experience and love of sailing. Volunteering roles include safety boat drivers, deck hands, sailing crew, operations (rigging boats, safety & sailor briefings, hoist transfers), Instructors, administration, fundraising, PR & community awareness, maintenance and repairs of the yachts.
 
Our program runs a 'Discover Sailability @ Albury Wodonga' once a month during the Summer sailing season. These are open to people of all ages with a disability, including intellectual and physical. Participants are able to come along and have a short sail in one of our Hansa dinghies. We can arrange a sailor to join you or with some instruction you can sail on your own. Details of these dates are available from the link on this website and prior registration is essential.

Group booking can be arranged by appointment for those who wish to book their own 3 hour session. Similar to ‘Discover Sailability @ Albury Wodonga’, participants enjoy a sail in our Hansa Dinghies. Depending on the number in your group booking will determine how long each participant will sail on the water for. These are ideal for carer groups, schools, rehabilitation providers, etc.

Download the current Sailability flyer.

Extending from these experiences is the opportunity to progress to Discover Sailing Learn To Sail Programs.
 
Registrations or information about volunteering can be made with:
 
Phil Clements – Sailability Albury Wodonga
Ph 0459754841
sailability@awyc.org.au

Or

Kathy Patton
Special North East Access for all disabilities Project Coordinator
03 5721 0251
kathy.patton@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Visit our Facebook page for more details, photos or to register using Events: www.facebook.com/sailabilityAW

Join our mailing list  to be kept up to date about upcoming Sailability Sessions

Join our Volunteer mailing list  to be kept up to date with information about upcoming Sailability Sessions you can volunteer at

 



Events

Come along to Albury Wodonga Yacht Club's Discover Sailing Day and experience how much fun sailing is.

SATURDAY 11th NOV - 11am to 3pm.

Register for this great day here

Sailing @ AWYC in pictures

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