Sailors with disABILITIES

Our Sponsors


 National Pump & Energy

National Pump & Energy (NPE) is proud to be a major sponsor of SWD. NPE delivers Australia’s most modern pump, power generation and compressed air fleet, along with a complete range of consulting, project, labour and specialist services to the mining, oil and gas and construction industries, with the highest levels of expertise and professionalism.

“National Pump & Energy is extremely proud to support Sailors with disABILITIES in this newly formed partnership” NPE Director Rod Hayes.

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RFD Australia P/L

RFD is proud to be a sponsor of SWD. RFD MD Mark Barker is an active sailor at the CYCA where the SWD boat is berthed.

Prior to becoming involved as a sponsor, Mark personally spent time on the SWD boat and helped out as a crewman on several occasions.

"Having experienced the wonderful work of the SWD people, in particular the compassionate and thoughtful way that they work with the disabled sailors, I was very comfortable for RFD to move forward and become involved as a sponsor."

Safety is an integral aspect of SWD. RFD recognised that both adults and children with disabilities need a heightened level of awareness, and the appropriate RFD equipment to ensure their personal safety.

RFD have willingly partnered with SWD and generously provide us with an extensive range of RFD safety equipment. RFD Website 

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Team Windcraft

Windcraft sells the best yachts in the world, penned by the best yacht designers in the world.Windcraft is your one-stop shop for yacht sales. Their large range gives you exceptional choice. Choose from Hanse,  Moody, Dehler, Solaris and Shipman. Experienced Sales Teams in Australia and New Zealand. Their experienced yacht sales team are passionate about yachts and yachting… and passionate about making sure you choose the right yacht for you. If you choose the right yacht you’ll enjoy wonderful times on the water.

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Firths Compensation Lawyers

Firths specialises in claims for compensation against insurance companies. Below is a list of reasons why we have a success rate of over 99% and are the right choice for you. Firths only does claims against insurance companies and draws on their specialist knowledge of how the industry works. In the last 20 years they have fought and won over 17,000 cases and recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for their clients.

Firths Compensation Lawyers Website



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AFLOAT was first published in November 1989 as Sydney AFLOAT. The inaugural issue contained 32 pages and had articles by Ian Kiernan (founder of Clean Up Australia and 1994 Australian of the Year), Captain Chaos (who still writes the Galley Gourmet column) and Tony Cable (the self-proclaimed world’s best port-runner winch-hand). Robin Copeland has been Editor since the first issue. The Publishers are a husband and wife team – Suzy Bekkedahl (originally from California) and Peter Webb (born and bred in Sydney).

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Our Supporters


Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is Australia's premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting's 'Everest' - the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia website

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City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne is the local government authority for central Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs. They support SWD in Melbourne by providing a free berth at Docklands.

City of Melbourne website


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Marine Safety Works

Marine Safety Works aims to provide assistance to all yacht owners, both in sail and power, to improve safety awareness, and to ensure safety compliance with relevant safety regulations at all times. It is a ‘one stop shop’ for all safety management needs for recreational and small commercial yacht owners and businesses.

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Ability Options

Ability Options provide a wide range of services to people with disability living in New South Wales. These services bring independence to the people we support, enhance their lifestyles and allow the community to be enriched from working, supporting, befriending and advocating for people with disability.

Our Mission: Ability Options will support people who need assistance to achieve their aspirations and inclusion in the community.

Our Vision: Service Excellence: Ability Options are committed to high quality staff providing excellent services - bench-marked against international standards and best practice.

Ability Options Website



P&L Corporate Communications

P&L Corporate Communications has built long-term relationships with major corporate clients since it was established in May 2007 by Ian Pemberton and David Lording. As a specialised financial communications firm, P&L provides personal, in-depth service to each client. P&L's attention to every aspect of a transaction, along with their unrivalled access to reporters, columnists and editors, has allowed them to work with many of the best known companies in Australia and overseas.

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Corporate Interactive

Founded in 2001, Corporate Interactive is a one-stop, expert business software & custom application development firm. Corporate Interactive has earned a growing customer base and solid reputation as an innovative enterprise software provider.

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Telstra Global

This division of Telstra provides data and IP networks and network application services, such as managed networks, unified communications, cloud, industry solutions and integrated services.

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SailTime offers an innovative new approach to sailing and boat ownership that makes it easier, quicker and more economical for aspiring or experienced skippers to take the helm of a beautiful, well-equipped sail or powerboat.

SailTime website


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Quest Apartments

Quest Apartment Hotels has over 150 properties in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. They are located in central business districts, suburban and regional areas with close proximity to head offices, business centres and key tourist destinations.

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DibbsBarker is an Australian commercial law firm known for its strategic focus on six key industry areas – Agribusiness, Energy, Financial Services, Insurance, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Property. 

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