Sailability is a world-wide organisation,which supports and facilitates sailing activities for everybody regardless of ability.
Sailability Australia is a program of Yachting Australia, which is a member of the international Foundation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS).
Sailability South Australia Inc.
Sailability was established in South Australia in 1994 with the support of Yachting South Australia and SPARC Disability Foundation. In 1998 the organisation became incorporated. The Committee meets monthly throughout the year.
Membership of Sailability SA supports the activities of SA's Sailability Clubs and covers insurance for sailors and volunteers and members receive four newsletters a year.
Sailability SA has Access dinghies available to assist new groups interested in starting a program.
Sailability SA promotes and facilitates participation in sailing activities for persons with a disability.
There are now five Sailing Clubs with Sailability programs in the South Australian Sailability network.
Adelaide Sailing Club Barcoo Road, West Beach
Contact Deirdre, Ph: 8373 0902 or 0404 033 327
Adelaide Sailing Club is situated at WestBeach behind the sand dunes at the end of Barcoo Road.Sailability days are on Sundays once a month during the summer sailing season. The fully accessible Clubhouse is open for lunch on Sundays and if the weather is too windy Sailability members and visitors usually go to the bar and tell tall stories.
Sailors are encouraged to join Sailability SA Inc for $30 from 1st July to 30th June to cover administration costs and newsletters. Casual sailors are asked for a $10 donation towards Adelaide Sailing Club, refundable if you dont go sailing.
Adelaide Sailing Club has four Access Class 3.03 metre two-person dinghies and one single-handed 2.3 metre Access dinghy with optional electric controlsfor those sailors who wish to sail independently. On Sailability days a Yachting Austrlia accredited sailing instructor is available to coach independent sailors. All visitors go sailing with an experienced sailor. The Club has two Access Libertys, a single handed racing boat, and esperienced sailors have great fun match racing.
The Access dinghies are launched from the private pontoon to the south of the public boat ramp at the end of Barcoo Road.There is a hoist on the pontoon to assist people in and out of the boats and umbrellas on the deck to keep wheelchairs pout of the sun! Sailability days start from and finish at about depending on the weather.
Give Deirdre a call a couple of days before so we can ensure that you have plenty of time on the water.Her after-hours number is 8373 0902 or her mobile 0404 033 327 or email email@example.com.
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club Barrage Road, Goolwa
Contact Brian, Ph: 0407 399 647 or 8555 3233
GRYC has accessible facilities, hoist, four new 3.03 metre Access dinghies, life jackets and a team of more than twenty volunteers. Monthly sailing days offer recreation, learning a new skill and social opportunities.
Our Sailing days start at and finish when all have sailed, generally about The sailing days are as much social as sailing with a lunch served in the club rooms (for a small donation) at We have a 20 knot average wind speed limit .
Sailability days for 2012/2013 are: Saturday 6th October, Saturday 10th November, Saturday 8th December, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th January - Sailability Regatta, Saturday 2nd February, Saturday 9th March, Saturday 6th April, Saturday 4th May, Saturday 1st June, Saturday 6th July, Saturday 3rd August, Saturday 7th September.
Port Adelaide Sailing Club,
George Robertson Drive, Largs North
Contact John, Ph: 0417 813 188 or 8260 2793
Port Adelaide Sailing Club (PASC) is located in Marina Adelaide at SnowdensBeach and sailing is in the sheltered waters of the Port River. To get to the club travel north on Victoria Drive and turn left into Willochra Street, just over the train line turn left into George Robertson Drive and follow the road to the club on your right.
The Club has eight 3.03 metre and one 2.3 metre Access dinghies, two Access Liberty dinghies and two Westwind Keelboats. The 3.03 and the 2.3 are designed to be sailed by one or two persons, whereas the Liberty is one person. Both boats are safe and have weighted keels. If people cant get into boats independently there are four lifting cranes fixed to be pontoon and with the use of the Clubs slings, or BYO sling, if perfered, sailors can be safely lifted in and out of the boats. The Club also provides life jackets.
The Club joins with Port River Sailing Club for dinghy racing events. The Club has accessible facilities, hoist, six Access dinghies and an enthusiastic team of volunteers.
Sailability days for 2012/2013 are:
Port Lincoln Yacht Club Eyre Terrace, Port Lincoln (on Foreshore) Contact Club Manager Damien Mrdjen 8682 3442 or Neil Ashman , Ph: 8682 1547
PLYC services the southern Eyre Peninsula.
There is a fortnightly Sailability program throughout the summer season.
Access dinghies are launched from the beach into picturesque Boston Bay.
Lacepede Bay Sailing Club
Contact David Hobbs, Ph: 8766 2195 or 0408 841 705
Lacepede Bay Sailing Club is one kilometre past the caravan park at Kingston in the south-east. The Sailability program has a 4.4 metre Weta trimaran. The mainsail has no boom, a jib andgenoa. The boat folds up to 1.7 metres for easy storage and opens to 3.5 metres with a cockpit to put your legs and being a trimaran it is very stable.
The Club will be using the trimaran in the January Learn to Sail program.
Book at the Club for a sail. on the Weta.
The annual Sailability State Championship Regatta is held each sailing season and is the highlight of the year. The regatta is sailed at one of the above sailing clubs on a rotational basis.
The 2012/13 Sailability State Championship will be held at the Port Adelaid Sailing Club on 16th & 17th February 2013.