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Content Item - Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD) will be held on Sunday 10 December at 2pm at Royal Australian Navy Sailing Association (RANSA), New Beach Road, Darling Point.

 

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Content Item - Gathering on the Bay 2017

A huge thank you to Women Who Sail Australia and all of their supporters for selecting SWD as one of the recipients of funds raised in the 2017 Gathering on the Bay conference held in Port Stephens last week. We would also like to thank Yoga for Yachties...

 

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Content Item - Final Day Hobart Outreach 2017

On the final day of our Hobart Outreach program in February, we welcomed Anglicare and Taroona High School on board. Winds of Joy lets students experience nature in a context from which they may often be excluded. Everyone on board gets to feel the wind on their face and the motion the boat rolling on the waves. For sensory positive students in particular, this is a special delight.

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Content Item - SWD Segment on The Daily Edition

Thanks to Channel  7's The Daily Edition for hosting SWD on Wednesday April 5 so we can tell the world more about what SWD does and what we need--a major sponsor is top of our wish list!

We hope you enjoy the segment as much as we did!  Watch it here. 

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Content Item - Prime Minister Turnbull on Making Waves Regatta

'Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Member for Wentworth, has congratulated all involved in the inaugural Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD) ‘Making Waves Regatta’.

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Content Item - ALL ABOUT GRACE

Thank you for visiting our website. We are excited to share storiesof success about our volunteers and people with disabilities. 

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Grace Kennedy was born with Spina Bifida and has been confined to a wheelchair all her life. In 2013, at the tender age of 19, she crewed in one of the world's toughest ocean races - the Rolex Sydney to Hobart. Here's Grace's story in her own words. Read about Grace's

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Content Item - Melbourne Program Feedback

The teacher explained that it’s difficult to find new and challenging experiences for their students, particularly when beforehand they have no idea what to expect. After the experience, the teaacher said, “Sailing is so inclusive, active and team oriented."

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Content Item - Winds of Joy in Melbourne

The sun shone on Melbourne on February 27 when students and teachers from Sunshine and Springvale Park Special Developmental Schools sailed in a Winds Of Joy Program in Melbourne. The students got stuck into winching and steering and gaining a whole lot of confidence from being part of a team sailing on a large yacht on the Yarra...

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Content Item - 5 Programs in One Day: Mel, Syd, Hobart

Across Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney on Feb 21, SWD volunteers ran 5 Winds of Joy programs, welcoming over 50 children with disabilities, their parents, teachers and carers on board three specially adapted yachts. This included St Ives High School in Sydney, Montagu Bay Primary in Hobart, Waringah Park School in Melbourne, Springvale Park SDS Mel, and Wairoa in Sydney. It was a spectacular success and, as you can see, the weather was kind across all three citiies, something of a miracle at this time of year. What has become clear is that students LOVE steering and grow in confidence when they do, taking on new challenges when they get back home and to school.

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Content Item - Women Volunteers on International Women's Day

We celebrated the contribution of SWD's female volunteers for International Women's Day on March 8. In her own words, Julia explained why she volunteers with SWD: "Volunteering with SWD reminds me there is always a way. Never say, 'I can't.' SWD inspires us all to say, 'I can.' Everyone I meet through SWD inspires me, but my favourite thing is seeing the kids' faces light up when they realise they can too. It brings me joy."

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Content Item - Making Waves Regatta Day

Businesses, NGOs, community groups and volunteers from across Sydney gathered at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Friday March 10 for the Sailors with disABILITIES inaugural #MakingWaves Regatta, the first regatta held by SWD in its 23 year history. Aiming to raise essential funds for children with disability and those who face adversity across Australia, the regatta included a dozen yachts donated by their owners and purchased by companies.

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Content Item - Making Waves Regatta Thank You

We wish to thank the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia who partnered with SWD and allowed us to host the Regatta in the club at Rushcutters Bay on March 10. We wish to thank yacht owners who donated their boats to be hired by companies that raced on board on the day.

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Content Item - Making Waves Regatta!

We launch our inaugural Making Waves Regatta on Friday, March 10, from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia at New Beach Road, Darling Point.

The Regatta will raise essential funds for children with disability and those who face adversity across Australia, adding to the 44,000 children who have come on board SWD programs over the past 23 years.

Famous ocean racers and more than 200 professionals...

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Content Item - ABC News Hobart On Board with SWD

SWD was excited to host ABC News Tasmania on board WOT EVA on the 16th of February in Hobart. Thank you ABC News 24, ABC News Tasmania in Hobart for telling the story of these amazing children and volunteers sailing in the 2017 Winds of Joy Hobart Outreach Program. This program will run until 28 February and we will return next year to Hobart and run the program again.

 

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Content Item - Congratulations NSW Sports Awards Winners

SWD was excited to see people with disabilities (who happen to be sailors) and sailors (disabled and able-bodied both) making waves at the NSW Sports Awards. Congratulations to our own SWD Founder, David Pescud, for receiving the Distinguished Long Service Award for his 24-year contribution to Sailors with disABILITIES. Pescud was in great company for the evening's recognition of sporting achievements in NSW.

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Content Item - Melbourne Program Feedback

"Yesterday, we participated in the Sailors with disABILITIES Winds of Joy program in Melbourne. We were a group of 9 students and 5 staff from Yarrabah School. We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to our fantastic crew, Paul, Jeff, Simon, Cameron, Judi, Lisa and shore-based, Richard."

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Content Item - Winds of Joy Fluttering in Melbourne

In Melbourne, Winds of Joy, our sailing program for children with disabilities, kicked off our year with sailing sessions on Monday and Tuesday on board our specially adapted yacht, Ninety Seven.

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Content Item - Fundraising Appeal Thank You!

We wish to thank everyone who donated to our appeal to fix Kayle's keel. All donations, large and small, contributed to an excellent outcome for SWD and will mean we can run programs for children again as soon as possible and, hopefully, join the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race at the end of 2017.

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Content Item - How Winds of Change Helps Change Lives: Sean

Sean has a pretty difficult home life and has traditionally had a lot of anger problems. He’s developed control and learned so much about himself since Winds of Change. He is walking away from situations that he would have taken on head on—confrontations...

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Content Item - How Winds of Change Helps Change Lives: Skye

Skye is a lot more confident in her school work and she opted to do Duke of Edinburgh as well. She never would have done that before Winds of Change.

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Content Item - Lake Illawarra High School Winds of Change Success!

This experience has been a wonderful for the kids from our school. Traditionally they’re very afraid to challenge themselves for fear of failure. I cannot believe how willing they’ve been to meet this challenge head on and it’s corresponding to different areas of their lives.

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Content Item - Help us Raise Funds to Fix Our Keel

We need to raise $12,000 to fix the keel on our main program boat, Kayle, and we are hoping you may be willing to help us do that. Kayle runs Winds of Joy and Winds of Change programs in Sydney, northern NSW, Queensland and Hobart for over 2100 children each year.

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Content Item - Help SWD Win by Voting

Would you be willing to help SWD win $10k in cash and $15k in audio and video conferencing? The cash will help us run more programs for children with disabilities, and conferencing will help us communicate with schools and volunteers across NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.

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Content Item - SWD Melbourne Christmas Party

SWD Melbourne volunteers, staff and friends celebrated a fantastic year at their Christmas Party in Melbourne this week. The Melbourne team had one of the largest increases of volunteers ever in one year of SWD and saw over 500 children come through their programs.

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Content Item - Victorian College for the Deaf

The SWD Melbourne team had the pleasure of accompanying students and teachers from the Victorian College For The Deaf for two sails to finish off the Winds Of Joy series for the year last week.

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Content Item - Springvale Park SDS in Melbourne Winds of Joy

Springvale Park Special Developmental School came on board our yacht Ninety Seven. Young skipper Connor sang a tune as he steered the boat along the Yarra. His classmates jumped on the winch and steered.

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Content Item - Xylem on Board with SWD

Xylem Australia, a key sponsor of SWD, came on board twice this December and new and old faces and friends at Xylem experienced SWD’s work first hand. Xylem’s support is having a direct impact on making Australia a better place for its youth. This year alone SWD worked with over 2,231 children in its Winds of Joy programs across Australia.

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Content Item - Lake Illawarra High School Winds of Change

"This experience has been absolutely wonderful for our students. Traditionally they’re very very afraid to challenge themselves for fear of failure. I cannot believe how willing they’ve been to meet this challenge head on..."

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Content Item - Winds of Joy in Sydney, November 2016

Verney Road School traveled to Sydney by bus and plane and stayed for a week during which they came on board SWD Sydney’s Winds of Joy program. Daniel got into everything from steering to bow work, including furling the head sail. He really did a great job on the boat from bow to stern.

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Content Item - Winds of Joy in Melbourne

On Monday 28 November, SWD Melbourne hosted students and teachers from Southern Autistic School on Ninety Seven in Winds of Joy, our transformative sailing program`for children and young people with disabilities.

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Content Item - ASX Regatta

On Friday 18th November, SWD yachts participated in the ASX Financial and Media Markets Charity Regatta.

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Content Item - Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD) will be held on Sunday 11 December at 4pm at Royal Australian Navy Sailing Association (RANSA), New Beach Road, Rushcutters Bay.

 

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Content Item - “Old dogs, New tricks: Sailing as an avenue to engage the disengaged”

Postgraduate Physiotherapy students from the University of Melbourne, in partnership with SWD, this year completed a community health project conducting a health needs analysis (HNA) of SWD's “Winds Of Change” on-water program.

Topics: disability,  sailing,  social services,  melbourne,  volunteer in sydney

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Content Item - Dec - Feb News SWD

Latest News here:

  • A Story of Impact from Hobart
  • The Hobart National Outreach Program
  • The Melbourne National Outreach Program
  • AGM and Christmas Party
  • Membership Fees changed
  • #Ican Colour Scheme winner
  • 21 Years of SWD commemorative website launched
  • Women Who Sail Australia event
  • Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Round-up
  • A Final Letter from a School in Sydney
  • ASX Art Union Raffle
  • Social media networks

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Content Item - SWD Launches in Melbourne

Early March, SWD travelled to Melbourne to engage and interact with some exciting new people and meet some new faces. Along with making some strong connections, the team has been running pilot programs aboard the yacht, Kayle, for Victoria’s many extraordinary children.  

The trip has been a long time coming, with many schools from Melbourne expressing interest in climbing aboard. This promptedSwd volunteers and crew to travel to Melbourne and run programs for three weeks, with the hope of establishing a permanent presence in our new base at Port Phillip.

Topics: victoria,  melbourne,  sailing,  volunteer

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Content Item - SWD's First Crowdfunding Campaign Succeeds

As of today, our very first crowdfunding campaign, run through a partnership with Bendigo Bank's Let's Act initiative, has been successful! When we set out to fund a Try Sail Day to take a group of children out onto the harbour, we were hopeful that the generous support of our followers, fans and friends would be enough to reach our goal; we are thrilled that we exceeded that goal and have raised over 140% of our crowdfunding amount, meaning that we will recieve the pledged funds and we will have the chance to create new opportunities.

We wish to thank everyone who contributed, whether through making a donation or sharing information on our campaign. You are the true strength of SWD, and we can't overstate our appreciation!

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Content Item - SWD Let's Act Campaign Enters Final 36 Hours

After a hard campaign, we have almost reached our goal of raising $1500 through the Bendigo Bank's Let's Act initiative. 

We are currently sitting on $1094, just $406 away from getting over the line. We know that our supporters believe strongly in our mission, so we are asking that everyone show that support by sharing the link to our project, spreading the word with their friends, or even providing just a gold coin donation themselves by jumping onto the Let's Act website!...

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Content Item - Video Of Wot Eva

Wot Eva Sail

We've got some great video content from one of our supporters who was on the ground on our launch day!

Check it out after the jump and you'll be able to see some of our crew and our boat on it's way into the race!

We would really like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Xylem for their support, as well as all of our other sponsors, donors and backers who have made our work possible throughout the leadup to the Sydney Hobart.

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Content Item - A Message From The Deck

We received this message from David this morning:
"Good night sailing, in the company of other boats. The Sun is shining, there's a good breeze, almost a cruise! All crew are well and enjoying the race, still some miles and work to be done!"
The crew are feeling excellent, and we are doing our best to get your messages of support out to them to keep everyone inspired and working as hard as they can. We want to make our supporters proud of us!
We'd especially like to acknowledge all of our volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to get us to the Sydney Hobart Race, we couldn't do this without you.
Congrats to Wild Oats, sitting in the lead today, and good luck to everyone else!

 

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Content Item - Wot Eva Jumps To 23

We are thrilled with our Line Honours standing this morning, as Wot Eva has soared ahead through the night and is now sitting three places ahead of her position when we signed off yesterday! By now, the crew are roughly half way to Hobart, and spirits are high. The 2014 Race has been incredible so far, and the amazing messages of support that we've received over our Facebook have really spread good cheer!

As we move further into the trek, we'll start to see the pressure mount, with now around 8 Yachts having withdrawn from the Race. However, we are confident that the good ship Wot Eva will be sticking with it to the end, and we know our crew will keep working as hard as they can to bring her sailing into Hobart!

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Content Item - Wot Eva's Standing

Line Honours

What a great first day of the race! We've had some fine conditions through the night, and this morning has found Wot Eva sitting pretty in her standing at number 25! You can see the full stats here on the Rolex Sydney Hobart website!

The crew are powering on this morning, and we are anticipating a great day for sailing. We'll be posting some photos from the deck just as soon as we get them in, so stay tuned for those.

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Content Item - Raffle Huge Success

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who bought tickets and volunteered their time to make the Windcraft yacht raffle such a huge success.

David Pescud said he was very humbled by the support of the sailing community as he accepted the cheque for $174,550.73 on behalf of SWD from Peter Hrones of Windcraft.

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Content Item - News July 2014

SWD and faceboat news: come and see us at Sydney International Boat Show, Winds of Change sucess, Save up to $134 on Brokenwood wine and lots of good times on the water

Topics: volunteer,  disabled sports,  wheelchair sports,  sydney,  hobart,  melbourne,  southport,  volunteer in sydney,  volunteer in hobart,  volunteer in melbourne,  disability sports,  sports,  volunteering,  volunteers,  autism,  disability,  ndis,  sailing,  sails,  yachting,  racing,  volunteer in queensland

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Content Item - News Jan 2014

Faceboat Third in Hobart

faceboat had a fabulous sail down to Hobart this year and came a very respectable third.

The crew loved having the sea of faces on the side of the boat willing them on during 4 days at sea.

Topics: volunteer,  disabled sports,  wheelchair sports,  sydney,  hobart,  melbourne,  southport,  volunteer in sydney,  volunteer in hobart,  volunteer in melbourne,  disability sports,  sports,  volunteering,  volunteers,  autism,  disability,  ndis,  sailing,  sails,  yachting,  racing,  volunteer in queensland

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Content Item - faceboat Sailors with disABILITIES

faceboat Sailors with disABILITIES can now be viewed at its berth at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

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Content Item - SWD April Newsletter

Read all the SWD news including CYCA Winter Series, Hobart 2013 , Northern Campaign 2013, Volunteer Positions Vacant, Name Me Competition and more.

Topics: volunteer,  disabled sports,  wheelchair sports,  sydney,  hobart,  melbourne,  southport,  volunteer in sydney,  volunteer in hobart,  volunteer in melbourne,  disability sports,  sports,  volunteering,  volunteers,  autism,  disability,  ndis,  sailing,  sails,  yachting,  racing,  volunteer in queensland

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Content Item - Buy Your Entertainment Book from SWD

Help SWD with our fundraising efforts, buy your 2013/2014 Entertainment Book from SWD today.

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Content Item - RIP Joe Adams

SWD began in 1994 when David Pescud heard a radio interview suggesting a disabled team enter the 50th anniversary Sydney to Hobart Race that year. David’s yacht “Carpe Diem” was a 16.2m Adams-Radford design. Over the following years Carpe Diem was customised and optimised with the help of the Adams/Radford team to become one of the most competitive yachts on the East Coast of Australia.  RIP Joe Adams

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Content Item - Malcolm Turnbull welcomed as SWD Patron

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP was onshore Saturday 3 December to celebrate International Day of People with Disability with the well-known organisation, Sailors with disAbilities (SWD).

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Content Item - SWD beneficiaries of St George Foundation

Thanks to our friends at St George, SWD were the grateful recipients of a cheque for over $30,000 from the St George Foundation.  Check out their article around the Sydney Golf Classic in August on the St George Foundation's Facebook Page for more information and photos from this event.

Topics: volunteer,  disabled sports,  wheelchair sports,  sydney,  hobart,  melbourne,  southport,  volunteer in sydney,  volunteer in hobart,  volunteer in melbourne,  disability sports,  sports,  volunteering,  volunteers,  autism,  disability,  ndis,  sailing,  sails,  yachting,  racing,  volunteer in queensland

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Content Item - Flinders Islet Race

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It is the mechanism that allows us to look back at a set of circumstances and work out a better way of doing it. That is what this article attempts to build a better mouse trap.

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Content Item - Wot Eva - Northern Campaign

Sailing is always magic for me, there is some mystique.  On some days, sometimes, some nights it’s extra special, for instance, when you‘ve got a nice light head breeze, with slightly cracked sheets on a darkened sea under a black velvet sky, highlighted by a thousand stars.  So it was in this year’s Sydney to Southport.  It was a beautiful race, beautiful conditions and Wot Eva performed very well.

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Content Item - SWD scoops QLD Award

Mim Kane, our Treasurer, travelled to the Gold Coast to collect an award  for Sailors with disAbilities from The Spinal Injuries Association of Qld. 

The award was for "The Best Sporting Facility".  This was in appreciation for the great days of sailing enjoyed by many of their members.  Spinal Injuries Association of Queensland cannot wait for the boat to return to Qld next year and they are all lining up for another sail.

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