Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville 4566 Qld

Sailability

2024 Noosa Sailability starts 9.30am Thursday 7 March, 2024. 

(24 week program, excluding school holidays)

$10 per session. (Payable by NDIS as arranged by your NDIS plan manager)

Sailability aims to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to experience the joy of sailing, mirroring the enjoyment many others regularly experience. The Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club boasts qualified instructors, seasoned volunteers, and top-notch equipment to facilitate sailing for individuals of all abilities.

Under the guidance of qualified sailing instructors, each participant sets sail on a 12-foot Vagabond sailing dinghy, a widely used vessel for sailing training across Queensland. Carers are encouraged to accompany participants aboard to ensure a smooth transition, if needed. Safety is paramount, with a dedicated safety boat constantly monitoring the activity. Additionally, a new mobility transfer device has been acquired to assist individuals with mobility challenges, simplifying the transfer to the boat.

Sailability, a non-profit international program, was introduced to Australia in the 1990s and has been offered at the Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club since 2010. Its success relies heavily on volunteer and community support. Donations are warmly welcomed, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Community events like the Noosa Come Together Festival and Noosa Gaff Rig Regatta, held on June 8th and 9th, contribute crucial funds to this esteemed program.

The Sailability program runs annually from March, every Thursday morning, except during school holidays, spanning 24 weeks. The season culminates in a Regatta and BBQ celebration in September. Participants can access support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) via their NDIS Plan Manager.

Ph 5449 8602
sailing@nyrc.com.au

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NYRC Sailability Regatta 2023 Winners

1st Place                                Kyle Andrews

2nd Place                               Amy Mahardika

3rd Place                               Brendan Williams