All Ability Sailing on the Capricorn Coast
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.
On Tuesday the 29th of August 21 members of Sailability Capricornia gathered at Megalomania in Yeppoon for a farewell luncheon to thank Anne and Steve Bundred for their dedicated service to Sailability over the last 10 years.
LiveLife Pharmacies are proud to support the amazing efforts of local community groups through the LiveLife Community Support Program. LiveLife Pharmacies have contributed $250 to Sailability Capricornia who plan to use the funds towards radios to improve safety for sailors. Receiving the cheque from Sailability are Justin Clare and Ken Riley.
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.
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.
Sailability received a generous donation from Inner Wheel which was officially presented to us by Kerri Scott at our last sail day.
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.
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.