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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 27 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 50,000 disabled and disadvantaged people sailing

The Making Waves Foundation By the Numbers*

Sailing Programs
Wheelchair Users
Safety Record
*January to December 2019


2021 Programs Update

We were thrilled to have Sydney and Melbourne Making Waves programs resume at full capacity for 2021 terms 1 & 2!

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New records set at Sail Port Stephens

The 2021 Making Waves Foundation Sail Port Stephens Campaign was a resounding success in generating revenue, publicity, and community engagement.

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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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