Sailors with disABILITIES

Our Sailing Programs are how we create optimism.

 

Winds of Joy... First Steps Towards Change.

Through 'Winds of Joy' we start to create change.

It's the first step for many on the journey towards accepting their circumstances and believing they can achieve more.

We give disabled and disadvantaged kids and adults the chance to 'try sailing'.

Our participants;

  • Feel the wind on their face and the power of nature.

  • Steer the boat and learn some basic sailing skills.

  • Meet and engage with mentors and role models.

  • Experience first-hand, new and practical solutions to challenges.

All in a safe, non-comparative environment.

Read more here

 

Winds of Change Youth Program.

SWD's Winds of Change Program opens a whole new world of challenge, skill development and discovery for young people who have disengaged from learning. 

We go beyond the traditional classroom and didactic teaching...

... instead, offering interactive and engaged learning through the medium of sailing.

The program:

  • Is designed around contemporary educational thinking.

  • Is built on sound educational theory. 

  • Provides an environment that facilitates learning.

Read more here

Wright of Passage Youth Program

A youth opportunity to learn in a hands on way, while opening doors for the future.

Targeted at youth aged between 16-25yrs who have disconnected from school and are seeking an opportunity to learn in a hands on way while being supported by mentors. 

'Wright of Passage' is a unique opportunity to become involved in an inspirational, life changing project, that can allow progress into various trade apprenticeships, by learning about tools, and gaining joinery and woodworking skills.

Read more about the Wright of Passage Youth Program here 

 

Northern Outreach Program

During August and September each year we head North, offering harbour sailing, ocean racing, coastal training programs and youth and school programs to areas of New South Wales and Queensland 

Read more about our Northern Outreach Program here

Winds of Care

Our Winds of Care, Carers' Days are days out on the water for the fabulous people who commit their lives to caring for others who are disabled or disavantaged.

They might be mums, dads, grandparents, guardians, brothers, sisters or friends.

Read more about our Winds of Care here

 

sailors with disabilities carers day

Racing

SWD also competes in many races. 

If your aspiration is elite sailing, Wot Eva is SWD’s high performance racing boat. 

Should you want a more relaxed, informal sailing experience, Kayle is able to cater for this. Kayle has been specially adapted to take up to four wheelchairs. 

 

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