Who are we?
Sailability Capricornia is part of a non-profit world wide organisation run entirely by volunteers. Our goal is to make sailing and on water activities accessible to people of all level of abilities.
What do we sail?
We use Access Sailing Dinghies which are purpose-designed dinghies suitable for disabled sailing. We also use Hobie Adventure Island trimarans. Both are available with seating for 2 people, so each sailor is accompanied by a skilled skipper.
They are very stable and virtually impossible to capsize having a removable weighted centreboard. These boats are easy to operate and are steered using a joystick instead of a tiller. If you want to go left, you simply move the joystick left.
We also have 2 Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) that are used as support boats. These boats have radio communication with the shore and have 2 volunteers on board.
More photos and a short video taken on one of our sail days can be seen on the gallery page.
What to bring on the day
- sunscreen protection,
- insect repellent,
- sunglasses and
- suitable footwear. Covered in shoes or water shoes that the sailor doesn’t mind getting wet. The banks of the Causeway Lake are a little rocky in places.
- Carers are required to assist so similar footwear is required by them as well.
We provide approved life jackets for all sailors.
South side of the Causeway Lake, near the Coolwaters Holiday Village, on the Capricorn Coast.
The coloured sails of our boats are easy to see once you get down there.
Day and Time
Currently twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The 5th Tuesday in a month that has one, is used as a make up day if an earlier day is cancelled or a sail training day for volunteers.
Sailing times start at 9:00 a.m. and finish about 12.30 p.m.
No charge for your first sail day. Try before you buy. For casual sailors we ask for a $10 donation per person, per sail.