SMOOTH SAILING: Sailability Whitsundays volunteer Allan McCarragher took Compass sailor Jessica Collingwood out for a sail last Tuesday afternoon.
SMOOTH SAILING: Sailability Whitsundays volunteer Allan McCarragher took Compass sailor Jessica Collingwood out for a sail last Tuesday afternoon.

Volunteers needed for Sailability

SAILABILITY Whitsundays continues to go from strength to strength.

With this in mind, they will be holding another sailing class next Tuesday, May 17.

But the program still needs more enthusiastic volunteers to help them expand their program.

Sailability is a world-wide, non-for-profit organisation that relies strongly on volunteer members to help with the running and organisation of its program.

It works with organisations within the community to provide sailing lessons to those who may have a disability, are financially or socially disadvantaged, or are elderly.

The program is run fortnightly on Tuesdays from 10am until 2pm at the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC).

All volunteers who come along to donate their time need to have a willingness to learn and will be provided with training. Volunteers do not need to have a sailing background or need to commit to a full day of sailing as all volunteer training in the all access dinghies happens on most Sundays at the WSC. A few hours of day are all it could take to make the difference to those who want to hit the water and set sail.

Sailability Whitsundays is supported by the WSC which provides room to store the dinghies and usage of life jackets and a rescue boat used in Sailability lessons and it acts as a meeting space for Sailability members and volunteers.

If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer for Sailability Whitsundays or would like to participate in the program, contact Sailability Whitsundays president Bruce Carter on 0407 632 887.


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