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We aim to improve the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people through our sailing programs. By developing their confidence and team skills, we help people meet life’s challenges with determination and optimism.


We are proud to have been offering our sailing programs for over 26 years

We provide free sailing and training programs for disabled and disadvantaged people and their carers. Our programs use sailing as a tool to build confidence, self-esteem and new relationships. Through sailing, we start to forget about what we can't do and focus on what we can do. 

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We have taken over 50,000 disabled and disadvantaged people sailing

The Making Waves Foundation By the Numbers*

Sailing Programs
Wheelchair Users
Safety Record
*January to December 2019


LAYDAY PLAYDAY Sail Port Stephens

Making Waves Foundation is the official Charity Partner for 2021 Sail Port Stephens Regatta. To celebrate this partnership we are holding a fun filled Layday Playday Lunch at Broughton's at the Bay on Thursday, 22 April.

Lunch includes a delicious 3 course lunch, games, entertainment, raffles and auctions.

Tickets are $85 per person or $800 for a table of 10 here.  

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The Making Waves Regatta was held on Friday March 5 2021. The very successful Regatta brought together corporate and community supporters to challenge themselves on spectacular Sydney Habour with some friendly sailing competition. All funds raised will go directly towards delivering the Making Waves Foundation sailing programs.

Stay tuned for the 2022 date to be announced.

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Purchasing a much-needed item is a fantastic way to sponsor us

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$50 can provide a person with disability or disadvantage the opportunity to control their own destiny, allowing them to dream, even for a moment, that ‘they can’ through our Winds of Joy Program
$78 can reduce isolation and despair for a carer who hasn’t had a break for many months, empowering them to share their lived experiences on our Winds of Care program
$250 can help teach a new skill to a disadvantaged youth on the Wright of Passage program to help give them the confidence to successfully apply for a job

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