Sailing for all abilities

A NUMBER of OAK Tasmania clients were joined by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Elise Archer, for a special sailing trip around the Derwent made possible by Sailability Tasmania.

A not-for-profit organisation with bases in Hobart, Launceston and Wynyard, Sailability Tasmania provides a safe and friendly environment where people of all abilities are accepted and encouraged to participate in the sport of sailing.

First established in Tasmania in 1998 following the purchase of a second-hand dinghy, the Sailability program is run entirely by volunteers with the support of local yacht clubs and sponsorships.

With a long-term interest in advocating for people of all abilities, Ms Archer said it was clear to see the “hard work and dedication of all involved in the program.

“The sailing outcomes of clients are clearly to have fun, for both the participants and volunteers,” she said.

“The benefits of physical activity and community participation are immeasurable and Sailability offers both an enjoyable and supportive environment.”

Sailability welcomes new participants and volunteers.

For more information, visit www.sailabilitytas.org.

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