Sailors with disABILITIES

SWD Making Waves Regatta 2017

Sailors with disABILITIES, together with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), are delighted to announce the inaugural SWD Making Waves Regatta, raising funds for children with disability and who are facing adversity.

Since 1994, over 42,000 children and adults have benefited from programs run by Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD). SWD is a non-profit organisation created to act as a catalyst for change in the lives of people living with disabilities, their carers and disadvantaged youth.

For 23 years, SWD has been bringing smiles to the faces of children with disabilities. Having the thrill of steering the boat or pulling the rope is proof of what can be achieved by children facing adversity.

SWD can only continue its work with the continuing support of the Australian public.


Who Will Sail in the Regatta?

Up to 500 professionals from several of Australia’s leading businesses will take part in the inaugural Making Waves Regatta on Friday March 10.


Where Will it Happen?

Following the on-water sailing action, participants will be invited to relax on the waterside deck at the iconic CYCA, home of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.


When Will it Happen?

11 am:  Registration Opens
2 pm: Race Start
4.30 pm: Winner's Ceremony


More Information

Email Rob Lawrenson, Head of Fundraising, to learn about how you can sponsor this event or buy places for your staff to sail on board. 

Download the event sponsorship brochure here.

Learn how you can come on board and sail on one of the regatta yachts with your company or team.

SWD Regatta