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Working Bee & Volunteer Day 27th Aug

The new season is upon us!

We will be starting with a working bee and volunteer day on 27 August

All are welcome and hope that Saturday and Sunday sailors and volunteers and their families will attend.
It will be a fun day catching up with other sailors as well as spending time getting the boats ready for the new season.
Bring along any friends or relatives or work colleagues that you think may be interested in sailing and stay for an hour or two or stay for the whole day.

We will be having a free barbecue lunch.

The day will conclude with the AGM at the boathouse at 3pm

See you there!


Created on 2/08/2017

AGM at 3pm 27th Aug 2017

The Sailability Dobroyd AGM will be held at the Sailing Club following the Working Bee/Volunteer day on 27 August 2017.

At this meeting the new committee is elected.

We would encourage anyone involved in the Club to put their names forward to help out with the committee.

The involvement is as little as attending one meeting a month and we would welcome new committee members to ensure the Club stays vibrant and enthusiastic and relevant to the members.
If you would like to talk to us about becoming a committee member please contact any of the following people.

president: Margy Sanderson 0414 861 813
secretary: Sue Slattery 0409 036 654
treasurer: David Stewart 0412 421 117


Created on 2/08/2017

President`s Cup photos

Thanks to Robyne Stewart of Sailability Dobroyd for these photos of the 2017 President’s Cup held at Rodd Point on 25th March.

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Alyse
Saxby won the 2.3 section and also made off with the magnificent President’s Cup trophy.

The President’s Cup will be held at the Manly branch next year.


Created on 3/04/2017

Australian 2.4m Championship 2016/17 * Notice of Race *

Saleability NSW Inc. Crystal Bay Branch Pittwater, NWS
14-16 April 2017


Created on 22/01/2017

President`s Cup 25th March

The President`s Cup will be held at Dobroyd Aquatic Club on Saturday 25th March 2017
It will be jointly run by volunteers from Manly and Dobroyd branches with race organisation from DAC.


Created on 21/01/2017

Special Olympics and Port Stephens Cup

Special Olympics and Port Stephens Cup

Sailability Port Stephens will be conducting its Special Olympics and Port Stephens Cup Regatta on Grahamstown Dam on the weekend of 11-12 March 2017. Entry fee is $10 per boat per entry.

We will accept as a competitor in the Special Olympics competition anyone with an intellectual disability, whether or not they have been assessed by Special Olympics officials. They will also compete in the Cup.

Sailors do not need to hold a SA Silver Card or be members of the Hansa Association to compete in this Regatta.

You will find the Notice of Race and Entry form on Sailability Port Stephens` Facebook page. Please return your entry by Tuesday 7 March to PO Box 159, Medowie NSW 2318.


Created on 13/01/2017

1 Fleet Update September 2016

at the end of 2015 we replaced 2 of our older Access 303s with new models, thanks to the generosity of the St George Foundation, and accumulated funds from Pittwater and Avalon RSL Club Grants programs.
One we named St George with its red deck and sails, while the other is named Little Digger and has blue deck and sails.
Along with our two electric 2.3 singles and two Access Breezes, we have four 303s all in very good condition.


Created on 22/09/2016

1 PITTWATER LIFE MAGAZINE SEPT 2016

This year Sailability Pittwater celebrates 20 years of “Freedom on the Water” in our local area. After initially trying Narrabeen Lagoon, too shallow, and BYRA, low tide issues, we settled on Rowland Reserve Bayview, our current home.
With lots of support from local groups and businesses, and especially Pittwater Council, we have excellent facilities including a storage shed in the Council compound. More recently Pittwater RSL, through their Club Grants program, have allowed us to upgrade our fleet of specially designed Hansa 303 dinghies.

Sailability is a totally Volunteer run program, providing sailing for people with a disability of all ages and abilities. Many of our volunteers have enjoyed sailing for many years and want to give back to the community and share this with people with a disability.

In celebrating 20 years, we especially applauded Lindsay and Maria Dalmon, an inspiring couple living with Cerebral Palsy who have been sailing with us from the very start. Sailability has allowed Lindsay & Maria to sail competitively at all levels including regattas in France, Greece and Japan, winning many trophies along the way, Lindsay being voted the Disabled Sailor of the Year in 2003.
Nowadays they enjoy sailing a pair of Access 2.3 Electric dinghies, where they can control the rudder and mainsheet with a joystick .

Another great success story is Alyse Saxby, who started sailing with a school group 10 years ago and has now achieved 1 Silver and 2 Gold medals at Special Olympics. She now sails high performance dinghies with Sailability Crystal Bay at PRAYC Newport.

For more information on Sailability go to www.sailabilitynsw.org/pittwater


Created on 22/09/2016

Australia sweeps sailing compation in Rio !

last day of competition in the paralympics Australia gets two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal.


Created on 19/09/2016

Big win for our family;

For our family Disabled and Special Needs people supported by the RPAYC.

Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (SKUD18)

Australia’s defending Paralympic champions in the SKUD18, Daniel Fitzgibbon & Liesl Tesch have eight wins and two second places on their near perfect scorecard. This gives them a Gold Medal in Rio.

“We’re loving it!” said Fitzgibbon at the conclusion of racing today. “Liesl and I can deal with everything and still come out on top!”

“This is a crazy sport!” said Tesch. “All those conditions that were getting flung at us out there on the bay, meant we had to be adaptable this week and we’ve shown we can deal with anything. We’ve really put in some hard yards in the lead up to Rio, and it’s paid off.

“It’s awesome having the Sonar boys in the gold medal position too, but now we need to hold it together for Matt Bugg to get him over the line.”


Created on 19/09/2016

Easter Regatta 2017

We`re host the 20th 2.4 Yatch Easter Regatta on Pittwater, April 14-17, 2017.


Created on 19/09/2016

Hansa Equipment_Modifications_Memorandum

Memorandum from Chris Mitchell stating no modifications to be made to Hansa equipment: C Crane and Hansa Boats

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Created on 21/07/2016

Hansa Equipment_Modifications

Advise issued by Chris Mitchell in July 2016 regarding Hansa equipment and their modifications. Instructions to be issued in the near future on specific equipment items

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Created on 21/07/2016

Community Group of the Year 2015

In January 2016, Sailability won the Community Group of the Year Award in the Shortland Electorate.
Barry Clarke received a special commendation in the individual community Volunteer category.


Created on 22/05/2016

Sailability Belmont NSW - We`re on Facebook

For the most up to date activities, photos and events, please check us out on Facebook. Search for Sailability Belmont.


Created on 22/05/2016

20th Anniversary SNSW_Media Release

MEDIA INFORMATION

24th February 2016

Sailability NSW celebrates its 20 year anniversary; a proud tradition of bringing the joy of sailing to everyone, regardless of ability

This weekend, Sailability NSW celebrates its 20th anniversary with a regatta and gala lunch.
In fact, the organization was established in December 1995, but due to a busy 2015 sailing season, the celebrations have been held over. On Saturday 27th February, there is an Anniversary President’s Cup regatta, held at Dobroyd Aquatic Club and on Sunday 28th, a 20th Anniversary lunch.

Sailability NSW started as a committee of Yachting NSW) chaired by yachtie/wheelie Denis Critchley. Sailing commenced in early 1995 at Gosford. In May 1995, Dr Phil Vardy, Neil Anderson, Paul Tayler and Chris Mitchell organised a ‘Come & Try’ day at Dobroyd Aquatic Club in Sydney. Jackie Kay brought a group from her work at North Ryde Rehabilitation centre.

On December 21, 1995, Sailability NSW was incorporated as an association with Sailability Gosford and Dobroyd the first branches. In 1996, Neil Anderson became the second Sailability NSW President. (Neil today is Chair of the National Sailability Committee of Yachting Australia.)

By end of 1996, Sailability NSW had spread to North Sydney (now Manly), Pittwater, Illawarra, Narooma, Belmont, Albury, Northern Rivers and Middle Harbour. There are now 27 Sailability programs in the state, making NSW the largest Sailability organization in Australia.

In 1995, global solo sailor David Adams became Patron (now Paralympic sailor Liesel Tesch). The late Bluey (Ian Ryan) and Greg Mott sailed an electric Access 2.3 by themselves. In 2000, Nava George was the first ventilated quad in the world to sail solo (in an Access 303 on Sydney Harbour.

Other highlights: the 10 year celebration of SNSW at Rushcutters Bay in 2005, Sailability wheelie Lindsay Dalmon being awarded YA’s Disabled Sailor of the Year, launch of the Access (now Hansa) 303 in ‘98 and Liberty in 2004. There was the first state conference in 2007. In 2011 Ame Barnbrook received the Sir Roden Cutler Award for outstanding sporting ability.

But, according to John Price, President of Sailability NSW, the most meaningful developments have not been the ones that made news, but the steady improvements at the grass roots. “We have gone through a period of rapid growth, which has caused some problems with issues of governance, so we have tightened up our conditions of entry into the Sailability family.

“Growth has been solid in regional NSW and over recent years, we have achieved a good balance between physically and intellectually disabled sailors. Sailability is for everyone!”

Sailability NSW is part of Sailability Australia, comprising seven state or territory Sailability Associations and some 76 programs. Australian sailors with disabilities are represented nationally by delegates on Yachting Australia’s National Sailability Committee (nominated by State yachting Associations). Sailability Australia is part of Sailability World.

Issued by Graeme Adam, PR, National Sailability Committee of Yachting Australia
graemeadam1@bigpond.com Mobile: (0423) 741 681


Created on 25/02/2016

Continuing success in SKUD 18 for Fitzgibbon and Tesch

11th November 2015
Continuing success in SKUD 18 gives Fitzgibbon and Tesch
Yachting Australia’s 2015 Sailor of the Year with a Disability Award

Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have continued to dominate in their SKUD 18 Class since winning gold at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. This year, they have been dual World Cup winners. The pair is aiming to compete in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in the SKUD class.
Now this all-conquering duo has won the Yachting Australia Award for Sailor of the Year with a Disability. “It was a pretty tough field out there,” Tesch said. “The other sailors have done some amazing things. It’s a great honour for us and it reinforces that we have a big year ahead of us and a big responsibility on our shoulders on behalf of Australia.”
This makes 2015 the third year that the pair have won the award in their own right – 2010/11, 2012/13 and 2014/15. Liesl is Patron of Sailability NSW.
Other finalists for Sailor of the Year with a Disability were: Matt Bugg, Australian Champion and World Cup winner and silver medallist in the International 2.4m class; Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Russell Boaden, Paralympic Champs; World Cup winners and silver medallists in the Sonar; Allister Peek, Australian Hansa 2.3 Class Champion and Special Olympic World Summer Games gold medallist in the Laser 4.7
Two of the finalists were Special Olympic World Summer Games gold medallists: Alyse Saxby and Melissa Nelson in the Level 3 Cal 20. Alyse is a member of Sailability Crystal Bay and Melissa is a member of Sailability Port Stephens.
All seven finalists were at the Yachting Australia Awards Dinner in Sydney on 6th November.
For details of all the awards, go to

http://www.yachting.org.au/belcher-and-ryan-lead-all-star-night-at-yachting-australia-awards/

Graeme
Adam graemeadam1@bigpond.com Mob: 0423 741 681


Created on 11/11/2015

Great Lakes Come and Try Sailing Day

Our First come and try day was held on the 21st September,
with great support from the community,

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Created on 26/10/2015

Volunteers of the years


Created on 12/10/2015

Alyse Saxby - Gold Medal - Special Olympics 2015

Alyse Saxby and Melissa Nelson won GOLD at the LA Special Olympics 2015


Created on 25/09/2015

Bringing the Gold Medal home.

Special Olympics World Games Sailing August 2015.


Alyse Saxby has once again won a Gold Medal in Special Olympic at the World Game in Los Angeles, August 2015. She was teamed up with Melissa Nelson from Port Stephens to win Gold in level 3 compatishion. She secured the victory on the third and last day of racing they won by a 3 points margin. Alyse won her first Gold at the Greek Games 2011, sailing in level 2 compatishion. Followed by her second Gold medal in Beijing sailing as a forward hand, in her pairing on a Level 3 boat.

Australia contested 4 of the 5 posable levels at this World Games.

* Level 1 requires the athlete to control the jib and help ballast the boat while the boat is skippered by a unified partner.

* Level 2 the boats must be skippered by Special Athletes at least 50% of the time and by an unified partner the rest of the race.


* Level 3 the boat must be skippered and crewed entirely by the Special Athletes, to be assisted by a forward hand that helps adjust the sails. The on board coach can assist by ballasting, but must not steer or adjust the sails.

* Level 4 requires a team of 2 Special Athletes to race entirely unassisted.

* Level 5 requires a single athlete to sail alone and unassisted. The boat used for this was the Laser 2.4.

If there is a large fleet of contestants in at any level division races before the actual compatishion the officials will break the fleet up into smaller divisions. Sonja Gilmore from Queensland achieved silver in level 1 division 2. Jacob Williams from Queensland achieved silver in level 2 division 3. Both levels 1 and 2 raced in CFJ’s (California Junior dinghy).

There were no Australian entrants for the level 4 composition.

Australia blitzed level 5 racing; with Allister Peak wining (Gold) and Bronwyn Ponder wining ( Silver), thus repeating their dominant effort from Greece 2011.


Created on 7/08/2015

Australia Day Award - Port Macquarie

Sailability Port Macquarie has really made a difference in getting people on the water. This is what Sailability is all about, making a difference to people’s lives and bringing happiness to all concerned.

Sailability Port Macquarie has made significant achievements in their short period of existence. It is fantastic that they have been acknowledged with this award for the work that they have done in their community in getting people with a disability on the water to enjoy the freedom of sailing.

Congratulations to all at Port Macquarie.


Created on 27/01/2015

Sailability NSW President`s Cup 2014 - report


The third President`s Cup was held on Sunday 7th December at Dobroyd Aquatic Club




There was little wind in the morning, but the Easterly breeze came up around midday.

DAC race organisers set a course to allow us to squeeze in two races before lunch.

A storm then threatened from the North, but fortunately moved South-East towards the city.

After the wind dropped a touch we set off for the third race and made it back to the boathouse and packed up just before a shower passed over.


Created on 13/01/2015

Sailability Yarranabbe home of the Sonar Training and Racing in Sydney

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Created on 22/05/2014

Sydney Harbour Regatta 8 & 9 March 2014

Primary Wave sailed in all four races of the regatta with Ron, Clem and Tery on board recording one first across the line and three seconds resulting in a third place overall for the division.

Intrepid sailed on day two of the regatta with Stevo, Tom and Jacub. However the light breeze is not Intrepid`s go so she struggled to keep up with the fleet and didn`t do so well in the points but as they said it was just a lovely day to be out on the water and see the 18 ft Skiffs do their stuff in their title race and it was great to see Americas Cup Catamerans out there flying around the Harbour in such a light breeze.


Created on 19/03/2014

Sydney Amateur Sailing Club Short Series 15/3/14

A rare day today with four Sailability boats on Sydney Harbour, such an uncommon event that one of the crew on Intrepid was looking for a blue moon.

Unfortunately one, Primary Wave, had a pre-race gear failure and had to return to dock for repairs and didn`t make it back out in time to start.

Slips & Midwicket from Sydney Sonar Challenge `Road2Rio` (Sailability NSW Paralympic Sailing) withdrew during the race and Intrepid came first!

Thanks for a great sail Bob Bundock on helm Steve McGrath & John Wade up front on jib and Tery Breen `midships` on the main.


Created on 19/03/2014