Sailability Shelter and Jetty at CYC                           

Sailability is a non for profit volunteer-based organsation and through the activity of Sailing enriches the lives of people of all abilities. The CYC is aiming to raise money for a shelter, which is the on-land component of the' Inclusive Sailing 'project at the Canberra Yacht Club. The on water jetty aspect of the project is being funded by the National Capital Authority and planning is well underway but the shelter component is currently unfunded.

The sheltered area to the jetty will be an important part of the project with an area for disabled sailors and their carers to assemble before and after they go sailing. It will also be used for the pre-sail safety briefings and an area for the sailors, carers and Sailability volunteers to view the activities on the water.

If you would like to help provide this shelter, please make a tax deductable donation - click here

The plan is to install the shelter and jetty on the southern side of the existing hardstand jetty.The concept drawings give an indication to the scope of the project with a designated shelter for sailors, volunteers and carers providing protection from the rain, wind and sun during the typical four hour sessions the CYC hosts on a Sunday morning. The jetty is a purpose built structure designed for the easy access for the sailors to be craned using a hoist wile allowing volunteers easy access to both sides of the boat, the low freeboard also makes this easy for more able-bodied sailors to get into the boats.

It would be great to see CYC members also to assist with Sailabilit activies, aside from race duty. We are looking forward to expanding this program with the ‘CYC Sailability Centre’ and the discussion of incorporating ACT Sailability under the CYC operations with their ACT committee chaired by James Allen.

It’s a great program, please contact the office if you would like to assist in the shore based admin, sailing or rescue boat driving.

2017 - 2018 Sailing program - download here.

For more information about this Sailability project contact:

Matthew Owen, CEO Canberra Yacht Club at