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
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.
information about this Sailability project contact: