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YOUR SAILING

You, our sailors with disability, are what Sailability is all about. Sailability Shorncliffe is committed to working with all. Our special equipment and boats mean that we can have you sailing in no time. Our fleet consists of 8 specially designed Access 303 sail boats named after local native birds, a pontoon boat affectionately called Grumpy Walker (named after a highly revered former volunteer) and the Safety 1 support boat.

At the dock our volunteers will help you in and out of your sailboat or the pontoon boat. We will take you out for about half an hour to let you experience the sights and sounds of the Shorncliffe waters. A time for you to relax and enjoy. And for those keen to learn to sail the skippers can provide you some training and the opportunity to sail the boat yourself.

 

Our sailing fee is $15. Carers who accompany you on the pontoon boat are free.

WHEN ARE WE SAILING?

We sail on Mondays from 9am to approximately noon

during school terms, excluding public holidays.

 

For 2024:

Term 1 commences Monday 29 January and finishes 25 March

Term 2 commences Monday 15 April and finishes 17 June

Term 3 commences Monday 8 July and finishes 5 September

Term 4 commences Monday 30 September and finishes 9 December

 

We sometimes need to cancel sailing due to poor or unsafe weather or environmental conditions. We also take precautions to prevent the spread of illness and follow any government advice. Arrangements may need change at short notice. 

You can check our recorded message about sailing on or off by calling 0420 399 751 after 7am on Monday. Alternatively check out our Facebook page.

 

Pre-booking is not required.

Please register at the sailing greeting desk before 11am on the day.

CHECK OUT A TYPICAL DAY AT SAILABILITY SHORNCLIFFE

VIDEO TO COME

SAFETY AND THE SUN

While you are waiting for your turn to sail you will put on a life jacket. We will have sunscreen for you. We'd also encourage you to wear sunglasses, a hat and sun protective clothing (reflection from the water can cause sunburn if you are not prepared). Also, it is a good idea to wear sensible shoes and socks. Occassionally, you might get a little bit wet, but your skipper will do his or her best to keep you dry.

AFTER YOUR SAIL

Your carer will escort you from the dock. You may wish to have a drink, try something from our barbeque or just take in the lovely views from our shaded spot with your friends.

We look forward to seeing you.

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