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Sailability

BLAIRGOWRIE YACHT SQUADRON

Making it easier for people with limited mobility or a disability to get on the water.

At BYS, our Club motto of Family, Friendship, Sailing says a lot about the type of place we want our members and guests to feel proud to be a part of.  Everyday, in everything we do, all of us work hard to create an environment where everyone feels welcome.

And it’s this spirit that drives our award winning Sailability Program, designed to make it easier than ever for people with limited mobility or a disability, to enjoy everything boating has to offer.

The program is open to all ages and abilities, from the novice to the experienced sailors. Using a fleet of Hansa 303’s, that won’t capsize or tip over, we have developed a sailing program that is perfect for ages 18 months up to 80+ years!

We cater for wheelchair access with a drive up jetty and loading sling available.

BYS Sailability Volunteers will assist you with basic sailing skills, and provide the life jacket and boat to get you sailing with a minimum of fuss. You don’t need to be a BYS member, but a gold coin donation towards boat maintenance would be welcomed.

If you’d like to enjoy the excitement of sailing on a Tuesday morning, simply contact our Sailability Coordinator, Claire Deeley-Bamford on email here.

 

Australian Sailing Victorian Inclusion Program of the Year 2020

UPCOMING SAILABILITY SESSIONS

december 2022

tue06dec10:00 amtue11:00 amSailability session 10 - 11 amExperience sailing, for all abilities10:00 am - 11:00 am Register to attend

tue06dec11:00 amtue12:00 pmSailability session 11 - 12 pmExperience sailing, for all abilities11:00 am - 12:00 pm Register to attend