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Sailability Gold Coast

Sailability’ is a world wide organisation but is operated independently in each location and country. It started some 35 years ago in the UK and has spread rapidly across the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

What is sailability Gold Coast?

The club is a truly community, non-profit organisation whose principal purpose is to facilitate sailing and boating, in all forms, for people with disabilities.

Sailability is a recognised charity and receives no government funding. We rely totally on local residents, corporate entities, schools and other charities to fund activities.

Southport Yacht Club at Hollywell very generously provide a home base for providing fun and freedom for all clients.

Their activities include an introductory and recreational sailing program every Tuesday from 9am and advanced training for volunteers and selected sailors with a disability on Thursday.

The club believes in making the almost impossible happen and with the help of all volunteers they are able to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to make their dreams of freedom on the water a reality.

Sailing is one of the very few sports in which ablebodied and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms. Imagine the thrill of sailing for people who can feel and hear but have no sight, or of sailing a boat at speed even though they can’t walk, or of joining in a sport where deafness or any disability doesn’t matter.

The sport of sailing has given added meaning to the words freedom and fun for a person with diminished capabilities be they physical, intellectual or both.

This experience truly enriches their lives. The program also encourages people to sail solo in our dinghies or as a crew member on yachts.

How often and where we meet

Weekly at SYC Hollywell Tuesday mornings - weather permitting

Members Eligibility


Primary Contact

Dianne Wilson
0413 124 646

Group Postal Address

PO Box 877, Runaway Bay QLD 4216

Target Groups

  • General Public
  • Disability
  • Elderly

Services Provided

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