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Sailability Tasmania Inc

About Sailability Tasmania Inc

Able-bodied volunteers ( sailor assist ) are required in Hobart to help disabled sailors rig, manoeuvre dinghies and assist sailors in and out of dinghies.
No sailing or other experience necessary. We will provide training for the tasks required. Sundays 8.30 - 10 am and 11.45 - 1 pm at the Derwent Sailing Squadron Sandy Bay. This program allows participants to compete in dinghy sailing in Hansa 303 dinghies with the aim of training and increasing the competency of people to gain the level of skill to participate in racing at a local, national or international level. The program operates on a weekly basis in summer & fortnightly in winter.

We seek Skippers and Forward hands on a weekly basis to facilitate our ongoing service providing sailing experiences for disabled people of all ages, students with special needs, residents of supported group homes plus volunteers (Skippers and Forward Hands ) who assist with sailing activities. Client and volunteer safety is its highest concern. Volunteers will become members of Australian Sailing and will be covered by their accident insurance cover.

Sailability Tasmania facilitates participation in sailing and boat usage at social, recreational and competitive levels for anyone, but its primary focus is to involve people with disabilities, regardless of age or level of impairment. The organisation operates on a voluntary basis by its members and has yachts in Hobart, Launceston & Wynyard.

Six plus Volunteers are sought for our Dinghy sailing programme on Sunday mornings in Sandy Bay. The program can be broken into two shifts if volunteers prefer as follows:
Summer Weekly program
8.30 am -10.30 am, then 11.30-1.30pm
Winter Fortnightly Program
8.30 am -10.30 am, then 11.30-1.30pm

Duties are to assist with rigging Hansa 303 sailing dinghies, then the transfer via crane & sling those sailors with disabilities into the yachts
Upon the return of the yachts the tasks will involve the transfer of sailors out of the yachts, the unrigging and packing up & storage of the dinghies.
An orientation & training session will be provided to all new volunteers.

Enquiries to Booking Officer, Julie Pearson on 0448 007 161


C/- Derwent Sailing Squadron, Marieville Esplanade
Sandy Bay TAS 7005

[email protected]

Local VRC: Volunteering Tasmania