Percy the pontoon boat has started taking sailors out onto The Causeway Lake.
Thanks to the Qld Govt Gambling Fund for the necessary money to purchase and prepare Percy to be able to take Sailability Capricornia sailors on board.
A big thankyou also too Sailability Qld for a very generous donation to help outfit and assist with Percy’s operations.
Pictured is a happy sailor, Warren. His first boat ride in 22 years.
The Emu Park Branch of the QCWA recently held a very successful Quilt Show. One of their major benefactors, of this major fundraiser, was Sailability Capricornia. 5 Sailability volunteers helped out on the day, by displaying the quilts for the ladies, on especially designed hanging frames. Going by the great attendance at the event and the many smiling faces, the day was a huge success.
A cheque for $2000 was recently presented to Sailability volunteers; Helen, Karen and Ken.
Thankyou so much to the dedicated quilt creators and QCWA members for their generosity.
With music, whistles and sirens blaring some local ‘Variety Bash’ visitors arrived to make the 2018 Sailability Capricornia Christmas party a little bit more special for everybody.
A regular sailor, Hannah, who just loves to get as wet as possible when she sails, clutches her 2018 Sailability trophy. These are prized possessions for all who receive them.
Again a huge thankyou to Colin and Steve for their efforts in making these.
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.
A very large gathering (one count was 80 people) gathered at a new venue at Ross Creek to celebrate the end of a very successful 2018 Sailability year. The weather was cool, the food was delicious and plentiful and everyone had a great day.
Beach Day Out 2017 at Emu Park was again a huge success. A grateful thank you to all those who helped out.
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.