Volunteers chart a course for accessible sailing - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Sailing for people with disability has been difficult over the past couple of years due to Covid. However, Sailability Bayside is now looking to the future where there are no limitations on attendance at its Manly Harbour venue.

This news has been welcomed by volunteers and the community, with term three booking requests indicating a busy sailing season ahead with local special schools heavily involved. The program includes sailing experiences for all people with disability and sail training for those who express an interest in taking an active part in learning how to sail, with an option to progress into competitive sailing.

Sailability Bayside has a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers who have worked together to ensure the continuation of the project through the difficult times and are now enthusiastic about returning to provide this service for all in the disabled community. The sailing term commenced on July 11th and continues until September 15th, with bookings essential to ensure there are no disappointments.

Sailability Bayside is always looking for new volunteers, and sailing experience is not essential as many land-based roles are needed to run a sailing day. The only requirements are a desire to help others and the ability to obtain a government Blue Card.

For more information, please email [email protected].

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