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What is "Sailability"?

Sailability programs provide sailing opportunites for people with a disability regardless of their ability, mobility or circumstances. A variety of vessels are utilised, from small stable 2-person dinghies to 20 foot and larger yachts. The sailing areas are safe protected waters and all activities are supported by a safety boat.

SAILABILITY WA

Sailability WA Inc is a "Not for Profit", Incorporated Association, organised by an Operational Committee and a part-time Co-ordinator. The programs are run by trained and experienced volunteers. It is governed by a constitution and has audited accounts. It is dependent on the generousity of private donations and sponsorship, limited government grants, and it's volunteers, who are passionate about sharing their love of sailing with people with disabilities. 

Sailability WA began following the Gold Medal success of Noel Robins, Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, when the Royal Perth Yacht Club decided to develop a programme for people with disabilities to participate in all manner of Club sailing activities, from trying sailing to club racing and high performance competitions.

Today the Sailability WA program offers three integrated levels of activity; Supported Sailing, Club racing and training, and High Performance Competition Sailing.

Supported Sailing Programs hosted by Royal Perth Yacht Club

On a weekly basis during the sailing season places on boats are provided to give people with a disability the opportunity to sail. They can be from agency networks or living independently within the community. They can be assisted by a support worker or family member or be independent, sailing in easily accessible, stable and safe boats under the control of an experienced skipper. The Hansa 2-person dinghy Class has been specifically designed to be extrememly stable and simple to operate. Several larger yachts are also utilised, which can accommodate more participants. Hoists are available to transfer wheelchair users into the boats provided. All volunteers are trained in safety and first aid, and a support powerboat is provided for all activities.

ASSOCIATED SAILABILITY GROUPS IN WA

Additional programs are available at:

THE SOUTH OF PERTH YACHT CLUB, APPLECROSS.

For more information go to the Sailability page of the club website at: www.sopyc.com.au

PRINCESS ROYAL SAILING CLUB, ALBANY.

For more information contact The Co-ordinator at sailability@prsc.com.au or visit the Sailability page of the club website at:www.prsc.com.au 

 

 

SAILABILITY WA ACTIVITY ALERT

SAILABILITY WA 

Royal Perth Yacht Club
Australia II Drive, Crawley, WA 6009

Co-ordinator - ANN HODGKINSON
Tel: 08 9423 5526: Mob: 0404 145 499
Email: sailability@rpyc.com.au

ACT-BELONG-COMMIT SUPPORTED SAILING ACTIVITIES:

Sailability programs at RPYC are now in Winter Recess = May to September.

Season Opening Day - Sunday 9th October 2016. Learn to sail program.

First Wednesday session - 12th October 2016.

First Thursday session - 13th October 2016.

Volunteer Training/Clean up day - Wednesday 5th October 9.30 to 12. 

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Major Sponsors

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Appreciated Supporters