Sailors with disABILITIES

NSW and QLD Outreach programs 2018

SWD are once again ready to embark on our annual NSW and QLD Winds of Joy Outreach Programs.

SWD first went north in 1997 and did sail days from Airlie Beach Proserpine in QLD. In 2018 the program has now grown to approximately 58 Winds of Joy sail days!
Our Southport/Gold Coast Outreach Program has  grown to 150 participants this year! With School groups including;
  • Ormeau Woods SHS
  • Southport Special School
  • MacGregor State High School
  • STEPS Program
  • Beenleigh State High SEP
Many of these schools have been joining us for many years.
Over the past 10 years in Southport alone SWD have delivered to approximately 1200 children and young people with an average of 12-15 participants per program.
These images are from our archives and show Izaiah in his wheelchair and Lara who was lifted out to steer with her mum.
We are looking forward to another year of spreading optimism up and down the NSW and QLD Coastline.