Sailors with disABILITIES

International Day of People with Disability

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Today, Tuesday 3 December 2013 is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

On this year’s International Day of People with Disability, Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD) is proud to announce that legally blind Kirk Watson will skipper “Kayle” in this year’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic.  This being our 19th year.  

“Kirk’s leadership is inspirational. This will be an empowering journey for him and the whole crew,” said Malcolm Turnbull, the Federal Communications Minister and patron of Sailors with disABILITIES.

“Sailors with disABILITIES is a fantastic initiative which I am very proud to support. Kirk and SWD do wonderful work to encourage and build the confidence of people with disabilities,” Mr Turnbull said.

“Kirk is a highly experienced and competitive sailor who will be skippering Kayle out the Heads and south to Hobart in one of the world’s most challenging offshore races.

“Approaching the race with the same passion and confidence of any skipper, Kirk is setting a great example for all people to fully realise their talents and ability,” he said.

International Day of People with Disability is a great day to support the entire SWD 2013 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Crew via faceboat plus with only 5 days remaining to upload your faceboat photo in order to make it for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Crew, this is a unique way to mark your support of all people with disability today by jumping on board faceboat and uploading your photo. 

You will be supporting over 3,000 kids with disability and disadvantaged youth sailing with SWD every year to achieve their potential.  

Kirk Watson encourages all Australians to get behind Sailors with disABILITIES and help send 1,000 more kids with disability and disadvantaged youth sailing through our faceboat program

Everyone can make a $25 tax deductible donation and upload a picture of themself or their child/grandchild. Or, they can donate $25 and SWD will place the face of a child with disability on the hull to mark their support. 

FaceBoat_Logo_4.PNG  Jump on board faceboat today, only 5 days to go to get your face on faceboat racing in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart, there is no better day to jump on board


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