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.

     
 


 DOWNLOAD THE FULL 2018 - 2019 SAILING CALENDAR HERE

To participate in these sailing activities REGISTER and BOOK BELOW - leaving your contact details and preferred session time.

Important - also tell us if you have sailed with the CYC before and if you need any special assistance to sail? Are you interested in more sailing days or training courses?

Any Questions for us? Contact the CYC office by email at admin@canberrayachtclub.com.au or call us on 02 6273 4777.


Sailing dates for 2018 - 2019 with Booking Links.


Date

Location

Event

Sep

 

 

1st Sat

Canberra Yacht Club

Club Race Officer Course.

16 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

First Day of 2018 – 2019 Sailing Season Racing commences  Welcome BBQ

Sep 16 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

Usual sailing and “come’n’try”  10am to 12.30pm BOOK

Sep 23 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

Usual sailing and “come’n’try”  10am to 12.30pm BOOK

Sep 30 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

October Long Weekend no Activity

Oct

 

 

Oct 7 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

Usual sailing and “come’n’try”  10am to 12.30pm BOOK

Oct 12-18

Kanon Marina &  JSAF

Hansa Class World Championships  Hiroshima Japan

Oct 14 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

Usual sailing and “come’n’try”  10am to 12.30pm BOOK

Oct 21 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

New Volunteers Day – Meet/Greet/”come’n’try”. 10.00 – 12.30 BOOK

Oct 27 – 28

Canberra Yacht Club

ACT Optimist Championships no sailing.

Nov

 

 

Nov 3-4 Sun/Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

ACT Dinghy Championships – Incorporating the ACT Hansa Class and SOACT Championships

Nov 11

Canberra Yacht Club

Usual sailing and “come’n’try”  10am to 12.30pm BOOK

Nov 18 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

Usual sailing and “come’n’try”  and Racing competition – Race Training BOOK

Nov 24-25 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

ACT Laser Championships No Club Racing

Dec

 

 

Dec 2 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

Usual sailing and “come’n’try”  10am to 12.30pm BOOK

Dec 9 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

Usual sailing and “come’n’try” ”  10am to 12.30pm BOOK

Dec 16 Sun

Canberra Yacht Club

Usual sailing and “come’n’try” ”  Last day of sailing 2018 BOOK




Sailability Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to making the sport accessible and there are many different ways you can become involved, including roles that don’t require any prior sailing experience. CYC Sailability welcomes new volunteers and many will be offered training to assist them in their roles. The types of training for volunteers may include: Rigging boats, Welcoming sailors and carers, Dock hands helping getting sailors into boats, Safety boat drivers and crew, Administration of daily operations, and Boat maintenance. Some of the other volunteer opportunities with Sailability include: fundraising, media and public relations, general administration, social activities organisor.

Those wishing to help and volunteer for the Sailability Program at the CYC will have to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Card, this can be done on-line and is FREE for those volunteering for this activity with Sailability CYC. Click here to get your card.  It would be great to see CYC members also to assist with Sailability activities, aside from race duty.

To volunteer please contact the CYC office by email at admin@canberrayachtclub.com.au or call us on 02 6273 4777. 

The CYC has provided 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. The jetty is a purpose built structure designed for the easy access for the sailors to be craned using a hoist while 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.

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