Sailors with disABILITIES

News April 2014


win a hanse yacht
Buy a Ticket for $100 - You Could Win a Hanse Yacht worth $250,000

Team Windcraft have just announced their second yacht raffle this time in support of SWD. The prize is a Hanse 345 yacht ready to sail away with 12 months Club Marine insurance.

There are just 5000 tickets on sale at $100 - closing date 31st August. All proceeds from the raffle go to Sailors with disABILITIES.

You can buy a ticket online today.

You can also help us by spreading the word. Word of mouth is very powerful - please tell everyone you know about the raffle in person or via Facebook/twitter.

Here is a link to download a flier which you can print and put up at work or sporting clubs.

Thanks for your help and good luck in the raffle!

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Use the Jam in Your Cupboard to Support SWD
Dick Smith

Dick Smith

Dick Smith Foods are running a campaign to distribute their profits and SWD are on the list of eligible charities.

It's easy to support us...

Please send a photo of any Dick Smith Foods product in your pantry and text or email it to together with your nomination for SWD.

If you need more information about how to vote you can find it here

Vote for SWD
SWD Superstars in Windcraft Rally

All our SWD sailors are superstars...

And a new member of our team is Brett Whitely who lost his right arm and leg in an accident in November last year.

Just a few short months later he's already out sailing and recently enjoyed racing in the Windcraft Rally on Pittwater on board Moksha. In Brett's words

"I'm lucky in many ways. Yes I've lost an arm and a leg but in my old life I would have been working in a hot, grimy workshop today... instead I'm out on Pittwater!"

You can see video footage of Brett and the team here and read more about Brett's journey here.

Watch Video

What's Your Story?

Lots of you have told us there are stories behind the photos you’ve chosen to upload to faceboat. Some of your stories are pretty inspiring.

If you’d like to share the story behind the photo please send your story by email to

The website is currently being upgraded to allow us to show all your stories on the site.

If you'd like help SWD create change you can join us by uploading a photo to faceboat, volunteering your time, making a donation or simply forwarding this newsletter to someone you think might like to read more about us.


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