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SWD President End of Year Message

25 December 2019

Read the end of year message with a wrap of 2019 from our president, Andrew King.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

23 December 2019

Our yacht Kayle is taking part in this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

AGM & Sydney Christmas Party

09 December 2019

View the photos of all the fun and chit chat that went on.

November SWD Newsletter

03 December 2019

Read the November newsletter which is full of all the latest news and activities.

Winds of Joy Newcastle 2019

12 November 2019

The 11th Winds of Joy in Newcastle was sponsored by Port Waratah Coal Services.

Light it Red for Dyslexia Awareness

12 October 2019

We supported the Light it Red by stringing up over 500 red fairy lights on Kayle.

Wright of Passage Come Sailing Day

11 October 2019

Read the latest update on stage two of our Wright of Passage program.

SWD in the CYCA Lion Island Race

30 September 2019

Our Race Program has had a great day on board WOTEVA doing the Lion Island Race.

August SWD Newsletter

13 September 2019

Read the August newsletter and catchup with all the latest news and activites.

Daily Mercury Reports on Winds of Joy

26 August 2019

Reporter Nick Wright talks to skipper Mike Muir about Winds of Joy in Mackay.

SWD on WIN News Central Queensland

21 August 2019

Skipper Kathy Veel and crew were delighted to meet Ciara Jones from WIN News.

August 2019 Catch Up

15 August 2019

Meet our new GM, our volunteers recognized at the Australian Sailing Awards and more.

SWD was on 7NEWS Sydney

15 August 2019

7NEWS visit us on Kayle as we prepare to leave on the Winds of Joy tour north.

SWD in August edition of AFLOAT Magazine

01 August 2019

Sailors with disAbilities celebrating 25 years embarks on its annual Northern Campaign.

ASX Charity Race Day support

21 July 2019

Support SWD by buying tickets to the ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Race Day.

2019 Making Waves Rally Results & Recap

21 March 2019

The 3rd annual rally was a fun day with a hint of competitiveness to spice it up!

A journey into the past of Mercator

07 March 2019

Read about the history of 'Mercator Wright of Passage" and her journey to SWD.

Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019

14 February 2019

Overview of the 4 day Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.

Wright of Passage Youth Week in Review

08 February 2019

Read about life onboard during the journey to Hobart for the Wooden Boat Festival.

The Journey to Hobart for Wright of Passage

31 January 2019

The Youth from the Wright of Passage Program set sail from Sydney.

7NEWS Wright of Passage Departs

29 January 2019

Segment on Wright of Passage and her 5 youth departing Sydney to sail to Hobart.

Wright of Passage Youth ready to set sail

28 January 2019

It is with great joy that SWD announce our planned departure for Hobart tomorrow.

20th Anniversary of '98 Sydney to Hobart

20 December 2018

When times are tough, it’s no big deal, as disabled people are use to problems.

Wright of Passage Mercator

03 January 2019

One year into the program and the once dilapidated 53ft wooden ketch is ship shape.

2019 Making Waves Rally

11 January 2019

This is your opportunity to sail on Sydney Habour and help support SWD.

7NEWS Wright of Passage Restoration

01 May 2018

Reporter Christy Johns reports on the restoration of Write of Passage Mercator.