About the project


Sailability is a program at the Canberra Yacht Club offering an additional level of support, an established network of volunteers, and equipment to assist people of all-abilities to get into sailing. It is an international program first introduced by the CYC during 2017.

Here are some of the ways sailing is inclusive:

   Different types of boat provided by clubs including the Hansa Class that are easy to sail.

   Instructors that are able to adapt their teaching methods to suit individuals of all-abilities.

   Equipment to assist those with limited mobility to get into and out of boats.

   Modified docking areas that are accessible.

   Affordable options to participate.

   Events for people of all-abilities to compete.

   The Sailing Pathway for people of all-abilities to progress through.

If you have a disability and wish to experience “Freedom on the Water”, you are especially welcome. Sailing is conducted typically on a Sunday morning during the warmer months.


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