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Content Item - Women Who Sail Australia Donation

We are grateful to Women Who Sail Australia for choosing SWD as one of the charities for funds raised at the April Gathering on the Bay conference in Port Stephens.  We chatted to Women Who Sail Australia (WWSA) spokeswoman Caitlin Harris who said, "WWSA's mission is to connect women on the water. Our goal is to create communities, empower women, and encourage a love of sailing and respect for the ocean environment. Supporting SWD is part of our vision to create inclusive communities and make sailing accessible and welcoming to everyone."

Topics: female volunteer,  wwsa,  sydney,  fundraising,  charity,  donation,  australia,  sailing australia,  sailing,  inclusion,  disabled sailing,  women who sail

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Content Item - SWD at Australia Day 2017

The 2017 Australian of the Year (centre) is an incredible individual whose scientific research has helped restore mobility in a quadriplegic man in Australia. Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, a biomecular scientist, was named Australian of the Year on January 25 at an event at Parliament House in Canberra for his life work researching stem cells. His research has led to world-first treatment of spinal cord injuries.

Topics: sailing australia,  social media volunteer,  australia

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Content Item - Northern Campaign 2016 Launches

SWD launches its Northern Campaign on July 21, an outreach program for children with disabilities. This is an annual effort that takes the yacht, Kayle, and SWD volunteers who crew it from Sydney to Rosslyn Bay, Mackay, Southport and Coffs Harbour during the next 8 weeks. Called Winds of Joy, SWD runs this same program every year, as we have for over 18 years.

 

Topics: sailing,  southport,  coffs harbour,  keppel bay,  ocean,  sydney volunteer,  volunteer australia,  female volunteer,  australia,  ndis,  disability,  mackay

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Content Item - CYCA and Sailors with disAbilities Announce Partnership

"The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is pleased to announce Sailors with disAbilities (SWD) has been officially endorsed as a preferred charity of the Club. While the CYCA and SWD have had an informal relationship of support for many years, the official partnership provides SWD with guaranteed resources and assistance which will give stronger foundations to its programs and planning."

Topics: disability,  cyca,  sailing,  australia,  regatta,  charity,  partnership

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Content Item - Annual report 2014-2015

Sailors with disABILITIES 2014-2015 Annual Report is available for download.

Topics: disability,  disability services,  sailing,  ndis,  sydney to hobart,  australia,  volunteer

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Content Item - Volunteer Profile: Jay Okamoto

The second in a series of interviews with Sailors with disABILITIES volunteers. In this interview you will meet Jay, a crew and on-water program volunteer with SWD. Click here if you're interested in volunteering with SWD.

Topics: volunteer,  volunteering,  female volunteer,  sailing,  volunteer in sydney,  australia,  youth program,  volunteer youth

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Content Item - 2015 Landrover Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race

Sailors with disABILITIES participated and completed the 2015 LandRover Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race with a crew of fifteen on board Kayle, a 52ft Lyons grand prix offshore racing yacht purpose built for disabled people. 

Topics: race,  gold coast,  volunteering,  volunteer,  disability,  disability services,  sailing,  australia

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Content Item - SWD at the Wooden Boat Show, Hobart

The highly coveted Australian Wooden Boat Festival returned to Hobart on the 6th of February. The Wooden Boat Show helped us build relationships, partnerships, school connections and volunteers to help us bring the Hobart Outreach Program to reality after the Sydney to Hobart this year.  

Topics: disability,  sailing,  sydney to hobart,  australia,  wooden boat show

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Web Page - zzz Winds of Joy Sydney Program Docs

Resource page for schools to access program documentation

Topics: sailing,  australia,  disability

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Web Page - ZZZ SWD YACHTS DESIGN & COLOUR SCHEME

Attention artists and graphic designers! The first ever SWD Design a Colour Scheme for our Yachts (#SWDDesign) Competition is on and we are challenging you to be authentic and creative with your designs.

Topics: disability,  australia

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Web Page - zzz Winds of Courage

Winds of Courage is SWD's yacht racing opportunity for adults with a disability or facing disadvantage.

Topics: disability,  sailing,  australia

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Web Page - zzz Winds of Warriors

Winds of Warriors Sailing Program supporting physically and psychologically wounded soldiers

Topics: disability,  sailing,  australia

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Web Page - zzz Vision and Mission

Mission: Through sailing, we act as a catalyst for change, offering opportunities to people with disabilities and those at a disadvantage with the aim of driving a more optimistic outlook, and providing an opportunity for personal growth and improved life outcomes.

Topics: disability,  sailing,  australia

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Web Page - zzz Winds of Joy

Winds of Joy is Sailors with disABILITIES program for children with disability. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program

Topics: disability,  sailing,  australia

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