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Content Item - SWD Launches Hobart Pilot Program Tomorrow

Sailors with disABILITIES is launching its first Winds of Joy program in Hobart tomorrow, Monday 15th of February. Running for two weeks until February 26, Winds of Joy Hobart will give young people with disability in Tasmania the opportunity to experience the joy of sailing in a session sailing on board Kayle, a yacht designed especially for people with disabilities, able to accommodate up to 5 wheelchairs at a time.

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

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Content Item - Finished the 2015 Rolex Sydney to Hobart

SWD wishes to thank you for your support for the SWD crew in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) from the 26th – 30th December, 2015. Words of encouragement expressed in emails, messages, phone calls, and comments, likes, and shares on social media to SWD has been incredible and unprecedented.

Topics: rshyr,  sydney to hobart,  disability,  ndis

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Content Item - Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2015

Sailors with disABILITIES embarks on its 22nd Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day. The crew of 16 on Kayle, skippered by John Whitfeld, trained throughout 2015  under John's skilful and encouraging guidance. According to the official race site, "the 628 nautical mile course is often described as the most gruelling long ocean race in the world, a challenge to everyone who takes part."

Topics: sydney to hobart,  disability,  ndis

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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: Jacqueline Ann Wilson

This is the first in a series of interviews with Sailors with disABILITIES volunteers. In this interview you will meet Jacqueline, a crew and on-water program volunteer with SWD. Click here to volunteer with SWD.

Topics: volunteer,  volunteering,  disability,  disability services,  sydney to hobart,  women volunteer,  volunteer in sydney,  female volunteer

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Content Item - Dreamed of Sailing the Sydney to Hobart?

Dreamed of sailing in the Sydney to Hobart? Sailors with disABILITIES participates in the Sydney Hobart yacht race each year with a combined crew of people with disability and able-bodied crew members

Topics: disability,  sydney to hobart,  sailing,  disability services

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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 David Pescud SWD

David started sailing as a child on the waters of Port Hacking where he grew up. He has sailed almost continuously for almost 60 years, and does so with a passion that is infectious. He also has a strong commitment to teaching, and all who sail with him benefit.

Topics: sydney to hobart,  disabled sports australia,  sports australia,  disabled,  disability,  world sailing record,  yacht race australia,  lord howe island,  sydney to lord howe island,  sydney to sydney,  people with disability

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Web Page - zzz Brett Whiteley

Brett's first race was with SWD in the 2014 Sydney to Southport and says he has never experienced adrenaline like it. He enjoys the camaraderie and team aspect of sailing and, in sailing in the 2014 Sydney to Southport and 2014 Sydney to Hobart, Brett says he met some amazing people who have all taught him a bit more about sailing.

Topics: sydney to hobart,  disabled sports australia,  sports australia,  disabled,  disability,  world sailing record,  yacht race australia,  sydney to lord howe island,  sydney to sydney,  people with disability

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Web Page - zzz 2015 Sydney to Sydney Challenge

The Sydney to Sydney Challenge was an exciting, world-first adventure that saw Sailors with disABILITIES attempt to set a world record for the Sydney to Lord Howe Island passage with a crew of 10 in a mono-hull yacht. This was monitored and recorded officially by the World Sailing Speed Record Council, beginning the moment we pass an official line in Sydney, until we pass an official finishing line—a gate—at Lord Howe Island.

Topics: sydney to lord howe island,  sydney to hobart

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