All Ability Sailing on the Capricorn Coast
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to WIN News who came along last sail day and featured us on their Tuesday evening news bulletin.
Sailability was presented with an amazing Christmas gift on Tuesday.
The students from Yeppoon State High School, who have been sailing with us all year, created this wonderful award as a thank you to all the volunteers.
We will hang it with pride in the Sailability shed. Thank you to all the students who created this delightful present.
I was sailing on the peaceful waters of the Causeway lake when across the cool morning air wafted the sounds of live music. Life at that moment got even better.
Thanks Chris and Bob.