Sailors with disABILITIES

SWD Wright of Passage

Sailors with disABILITIES is delighted to outline our new Wright of Passage, which will ensure that disengaged youth over 16yrs of age are given an opportunity to become involved in an inspirational, life changing project.

Would you like to join, get further information or can forward this to someone who you think would benefit from this wonderful and life changing opportunity?

At SWD this unique project has presented itself with the donation of a timber 53ft Herreshoff ketch. While this boat is principally sound, it needs some work to be seaworthy. This work entails many trade and professional skills to bring it up to a satisfactory standard.

For the next two years the boat will be refurbished at the historic Woolwich Dock, in the heart of the harbour and boating industry with teams of disadvantaged young people with the mentoring support of the trades on site and Meadowbank TAFE delivering the formal accredited training. 

The project has a deadline of 15 November 2018 when sea trails will commence, preparing their boat to sail to Hobart for entry into the Wooden Boat Festival 8-11 February 2019. The boat will be crewed by young people who have worked on the program since inception and young people with a disability under the supervision of a management team.

We invite you to join our Information Session on: Thursday 23 November 2017 @ 6.00 pm TAFE NSW, Meadowbank, Y Block, Rhodes St, Meadowbank 2114 to find out more and become one of the participants in the project.

Please click here for further information on TAFE evening, or click here for further information on Project Outline