All Ability Sailing on the Capricorn Coast
November 27, 2018 saw many happy sailors, carers and Sailability Capricornia volunteers gather at Yeppoon for the annual Christmas party.
The weather was kind, food was delicious and plentiful, and everyone had a wonderful day to finish off 2018. Everyone is looking forward to an equally successful year in 2019.
On Nov 7 a local Channel 7 reporter and camera operator visited a Sailability Capricornia sailing day. They filmed, interviewed and had a great ride around in a support boat. Everyone was very well behaved on the day and smiled nicely for the camera.
If you would like to have a look at the Channel 7 telecast please click on the following link.
Thanks to Peter ‘Mechanical Magician’ Murphy Sailability Capricornia now has a ride-on to help launch and retrieve boats on sailing days. Peter’s unique towbar and drawbar designs enable 2 boats to be delivered to the water’s edge at one time. Quite a sight to see the ‘Sailing boat roadtrain’ leaving the shed and heading to the lake. A huge thanks to Peter for his efforts.
A new, bright yellow Hobie tandem islander has now joined the Sailability Capricornia fleet and has been appropriately named the ‘Banana Boat’. This brings the number of sailing boats available on any sailing day to a total of 7: 3 Hobies and 4 Access Dinghys. The new boat has been a big hit with boat sailors and skippers.
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.
We now have two trimarans sailing on the Causeway Lake. The new Hobie has been named “Bob’s Boat” in memory of Bob Auld who passed away last year.
Funding for the boat came from donations in Bob’s memory with the balance made up by Ros. A fitting memorial to one of our most stalwart supporters.