The Winds of Care program offers carers and families of people with a disability or disadvantage the chance to take a bit of time out for themselves while on a relaxing harbour sail.
The program gives carers of people with a disability or disadvantage the chance to take a break from their daily lives.
Our yachts are specially adapted to take wheelchairs. Using a electronic joystick, pretty much everyone on board can have a go at steering the boat. Our skippers and volunteers are trained to offer support, kindness, and a positive environment which encourages our participants and stimulates their imaginations.
"Thank you to you all for the most amazing experience on Sunday. The volunteers were absolutely amazing, as were the new friends made. I can truly say the word ‘relaxing’ – something I don’t say often enough with caring for my two disabled children."
"Meeting new people today made me believe that I can do so much more and that I can use my gifts and experience as a carer to bring hope to others"
"We were all able to enjoy the magnificence of Sydney Harbour and feel safe and spoiled at the same time. Thank you for giving carers the opportunity to escape from reality for a short time. We are blessed."
"Caring for a person with dementia, I have been selective in our outings over the last 8 years. I do enjoy social sailing, and considered it unsafe to take Gordon on boats, especially a yacht. It was so relaxing and therapeutic for me to once again enjoy an activity with a caring skipper and crew, as well as sharing it with other carers who also deserved a ‘treat’. Thank you for making this outing possible – it was very much appreciated."