Sailors with disABILITIES

SWD Events scheduled for Tuesday 24 September 2019

Winds of Joy - Newcastle - AM

Time: Tue September 24, 10:00 am to Tue September 24, 12:00 pm

Passengers: 15
Crew: 6

Information for Schools & Organisations:

Location: Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

Sailors with disABILITIES offer a Winds of Joy Program which is designed to give children with disability and disadvantaged children and youth the opportunity to go sailing. Through our crew, SWD can provide positive role models, demonstrating that people with a disability do not have to be confined by it and creating optimism. This program is run entirely by volunteers and there is no cost to participants for this activity. Group bookings of minimum 10, including at least 8 with disability/special needs can be booked by school or community groups. We can accommodate up to 3 wheelchairs. To book this program please Sign Up on our website and login with your username and password.

Information For Crew:

  • Crew numbers: Minimum 6, maximum 8.
  • Crew must have a valid Queensland Blue Card and NSW Working With Children Check
  • Any injuries or medical conditions that will impact your role must be notified to the Skipper
  • SWD uniform should be worn
  • Bring tape, torch, hat, knife, water and sunscreen
  • Bring the Crew Level Skills Check List and sign off with Skipper and 2IC when appropriate
  • Please follow SWD SOP and procedures, and instructions from the Skipper and 2IC at all times
  • Report any damage or broken parts to the Skipper at the end of each program
  • All crew must stay with the boat to assist with shut down tasks until completed
  • The boat/s should  (where possible) always be left in a better condition than how you found it
  • All SWD boats are non-smoking 

Winds of Joy - Newcastle - PM

Time: Tue September 24, 12:30 pm to Tue September 24, 2:00 pm

Passengers: 15
Crew: 6

Information for Schools & Organisations:

Location: Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

Sailors with disABILITIES offer a Winds of Joy Program which is designed to give children with disability and disadvantaged children and youth the opportunity to go sailing. Through our crew, SWD can provide positive role models, demonstrating that people with a disability do not have to be confined by it and creating optimism. This program is run entirely by volunteers and there is no cost to participants for this activity. Group bookings of minimum 10, including at least 8 with disability/special needs can be booked by school or community groups. We can accommodate up to 3 wheelchairs. To book this program please Sign Up on our website and login with your username and password.

Information For Crew:

  • Crew numbers: Minimum 6, maximum 8.
  • Crew must have a valid Queensland Blue Card and NSW Working With Children Check
  • Any injuries or medical conditions that will impact your role must be notified to the Skipper
  • SWD uniform should be worn
  • Bring tape, torch, hat, knife, water and sunscreen
  • Bring the Crew Level Skills Check List and sign off with Skipper and 2IC when appropriate
  • Please follow SWD SOP and procedures, and instructions from the Skipper and 2IC at all times
  • Report any damage or broken parts to the Skipper at the end of each program
  • All crew must stay with the boat to assist with shut down tasks until completed
  • The boat/s should  (where possible) always be left in a better condition than how you found it
  • All SWD boats are non-smoking 

Understanding Disabilities - Autism

Time: Tue September 24, 11:00 am to Tue September 24, 12:00 pm

Available to Crew Volunteers Only

Crew: 20

Hi Crew,

The next workshop in our series "Understanding Disabilities", we will take a closer look at autism. Many of our clients are autistic and in order to improve how we deliver our programs, a better understanding of autism is essential.

Delievering the workshop will be Yvonne White, who is the Head Teacher of Special Education at Condell Park High School, one of our clients.

She will be spending 15-20min educating us on what is autism and how best to work with autistic children and adults, and after that she will open it up to a Q&A. 

The workshop will be held at RANSA, 50m down from the SWD office.

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