Sailability

The Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club Sponsors and Promotes Sailing for the Disabled.

We are affiliated with SAILABILITY SOUTH AUSTRALIA Inc
Sailability is sponsored by the South Australian Office for Recreation and Sport:

If you a person with disability or a partner/carer for a person with a disability making contact with us will enable us to welcome you and participate in the recreation of sailing.

Our volunteers are all experienced sailors and will help and accompany you whilst sailing. Access into and out of boats is easily arranged from our specific docking area. Should a sling be required for access into and out of boat, an electric crane is available for this purpose.

GRYC Sailability meets on Saturdays 9.00 A.M - 3 P.M. once a month. (Except July)
See the Club Program on our home page for dates and times.

 


Activities

Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club Sailability has nine Hansa Class 303 two person dinghies and two Liberty Class single person dinghies, these are available for sailors to enjoy the activity of sailing.

In addition there is a North Shore 19ft. Daysailor which is used on sailing days, should people not be initially confident in a smaller boat.

We are always endeavouring to upgrade our boats and equipment to better the experience of sailing.

A motorized electric crane at our specific docking area, allows sailors who may require the use of a sling, to be transferred to and from our boats.

Monthly sailing days (Saturdays) are available to people who wish to partake in the activity of sailing, of all ages, together with their families and carers.

Lunch is available at a small cost, and is a valuable social event to interact, which adds to enhancing the day of sailing.

Encouragement is provided to participate at annual Sailability State Championships, participating against like sailors from other clubs.

Volunteers

Programs such as Sailability could not exist without the dedicated support of volunteers.  It is a very rewarding activity and a wonderful opportunity to share your time and skills with some very enthusiastic and adventurous people.  If you would like to join Sailability as a volunteer, or come and see what it is all about, please contact any of the Sailability committee team.

Contacts:
Ian Barker
Sailability Convenor
0411 207 446

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