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Making Waves Foundation aims 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 28 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. 

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We have taken over 55,000 disabled and disadvantaged people sailing

The Making Waves Foundation By the Numbers*

Sailing Programs
Wheelchair Users
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*January to December 2019


Creating a purpose for young people like Lincoln

Our programs are creating a purpose for young people just like Lincoln

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Wendy's On the Water Update

Well, what a busy and rewarding 6 months it’s been since Wendy joined Making Waves!

Wendy has been out and about, meeting and training volunteers, as well as skippering Winds of Joy and racing programmes – which she loves. Whilst based in Sydney most of the time, these activities have also taken her onto the waterways of our ports in Newcastle and Melbourne.

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$250 will take a person with disability or disadvantage on a Winds of Joy or Winds of Change sail
$2,500 will take a group of 10 to 15 people with disability or disadvantage on a Winds of Joy or Winds of Change sail

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