And The Crowd Went Wild!

Graham and Geoff manned our stall at the Rocky Sports Expo last weekend. As you can see there was a great deal of excitement among the visitors.

Sailability Crowd Goes Wild

And I’m reliably informed the Sailability stall was directly opposite  the pole dancers stall. But did we get any photos to confirm this, we did not!?  Come on guys, you’ll need to do better next year.

Donation from Inner Wheel Rockhampton Sunset

Sailability Capricornia
Kerri Scott presents a cheque to our president, Steve Livingstone.

Sailability received a generous donation from Inner Wheel which was officially presented to us by Kerri Scott at our last sail day.

inner_wheel_logoInner Wheel Club of Rockhampton Sunset

Inner Wheel celebrates 93 years this year as the largest women’s service voluntary organisation in the world, with more than 103,000 members in 103 countries. Numerous good deeds have been accomplished worldwide and we are certainly proud of having lived up to our objectives by cherishing and fostering friendship, personal service and international understanding.

The Inner Wheel Club of Rockhampton Sunset was chartered on 31st August, 2002. We currently have 45 active members who meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the Masonic Club in Rockhampton. Our main fundraising activities are selling raffle tickets for a meat tray each Saturday morning at Northside Plaza and the Capricorn Christmas Trail. The funds raised annually are distributed to local charities chosen by the Past President.

Kerri Scott mentioned to Glenda Ireland (PP) about Capricorn Sailability and the experiences enjoyed by the number of clients with disabilities when sailing. Glenda was most intrigued as she hadn’t heard of Sailability before and immediately pledged $500.

Sailability Christmas Break Up

As usual our Christmas break up was very well attended. And what could be better than spending the morning eating and drinking in the shade of the trees on the banks of the lake?

It’s a hard life but someone has to do it.

Visitors from Southport

resized_20161122_120657Four clients and five carers from Southport joined us for a sail as part of their annual holiday.  This year they chose Yeppoon and were very pleased with their choice.

Everyone enjoyed fellowship over morning tea before taking to the water for lots of fun.

The group are called Fun, Friends & Fellowship and they were on a short holiday from Brisbane. One of the group has attended a Sailability group there and contacted us about sailing.

Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Sailability Open Day

A very successful morning. Between Sailability and KBSC 66 people, mainly youngsters, got to experience the joys of sailing on the lake.

We had time on air talking about what we do thanks to 4RO. And our funds increased thanks to the sausage sizzle.

Thanks to all our volunteers who helped out both on land and water. And to Trish from KBSC who took all the photos.

Sailability Joins in with Beach Day Out

The Beach Day Out initiative gets bigger and brighter every year. Last Friday the event at Emu Park attracted coach loads of people. And there was plenty to see and do.

Sailability volunteers took the opportunity to hand out lots of information and talk to various people among the disabled community. Including the special needs co-ordinator from Glenmore State School who have about 36 students who could benefit from what we do. They used to come regularly but we haven’t seen them for a couple of years.

Kerry Resurrected

You’ve probably noticed the little scruffy orange boat that’s been hidden in the corner of the shed on our trailer but never seems to see the light of day.

But thanks to Peter it no longer needs to be ashamed of showing its face. Kerry, along with its trailer, has undergone a complete refurbishment and is ready for the water.

Just some of the things that Peter has fixed.

  • Mast base now a close fit for the mast.
  • Rubber on gunnels firmly fixed in place.
  • Centre board tidied up, now sports go faster stripes.
  • New trailer wheels.
  • Teflon slides on trailer. Now very easy to get the boat back onto the trailer.
  • Trailer re-balanced so very easy to walk boat and trailer down to the water.

And what could be more natural for an experienced mechanic than to do the work on a vehicle hoist!

Thanks again Peter.