Sailability is a charity, volunteer-based organisation which, through the activity of sailing, enriches the lives of people with any type of disability, the elderly, and the financially and socially disadvantaged.
Gosford was the first branch of Sailability in NSW in 1994, formed by Denis Critchley, John Woodward, Ruth Miller and Phil Vardy, using yachts sailed on Brisbane Waters, and with the help of Gosford Sailing Club, Sailability Gosford is able to participate within club activities that can be used to assist people with disability to access more sailing opportunities.
Now Sailability Gosford uses five Hansa 303 dinghies, and one smaller Hansa 203. These boats are easy to sail, and don’t capsize. There is an experienced volunteer in each boat.
Volunteers take out sailors from various care groups like Coastlink, Life Without Barriers, Sunnyfield each week, as well as individuals on a casual “book in” basis.
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays mornings – 10am to 12.30pm
Where: Gosford Sailing Club
Cost: $10 per person for a half hour sail (depending on conditions), including a sausage sandwich and drink
To book: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0418 768 906
We are always looking for volunteers to help in all aspects of Sailability Gosford – from cooking the sausages, to walking sailors to the boats, sailing and even maintenance and PR.
For more information and bookings contact Hannah Yatris on 0416 036 951 or email email@example.com