Skip to content

Help build optimism in disabled and disadvantaged people Donate Now

Mission

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.

OUR PROGRAMS

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. 

View our programs

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME

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

The Making Waves Foundation By the Numbers*

Sailing Programs
Participants
Wheelchair Users
%
Safety Record
*January to December 2019

Highlights

MAKING WAVES REGATTA 2021

The Making Waves Regatta is back in March 2021! The Regatta is your opportunity to bring together your staff members, customers, and/or suppliers and challenge yourself with some friendly sailing competition. All funds raised go directly to deliver the Making Waves Foundation programs.

Find out more
SAILORS WITH disABILITIES RENAMED MAKING WAVES FOUNDATION

Sailors with disABILITIES is changing name to the Making Waves Foundation. The new name for our charity shows we are determined to keep Making Waves.

Find out more

FACEBOOK

PHOTO GALLERY

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

Contact Us
$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

Making Waves Foundation test

Social Links