Sailability WA Inc is a ‘Not for Profit’, Incorporated Association, organised by an Operational Committee and a part-time Co-coordinator. The programs are run by trained and experienced Volunteers. It is governed by a constitution and has audited accounts. It is dependent on the generosity of private donations and sponsorship, limited government grants, and its Volunteers, who are passionate about sharing their love of sailing with people with disabilities.
SAILABILITY 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. Participants can be from agency networks or live independently within the community. They can be assisted by a support worker or family member or be completely independent They sail 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 extremely 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. We also have a stable motorised pontoon called Nev Thomas, owned by Fishability that we operate once a week for a very limited number wheelchair bound participants.
For further information please contact:
Coordinator: Lou Chambers
Mobile: 0404 145 499
Royal Perth Yacht Club, Australia II Drive, Crawley WA 6009, Australia