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.

Maureen’s Excellent Slide Show

“Bob’s Boat” hits the water

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.

Sailability Stall at CQ Sports & Health Expo 2016

Greetings all,
Had a successful day at the Expo. Guessing 20 people stopped and inquired re Sailability. See who might follow it up. Ann gave me a hand, and was invaluable. Thank you Ann.