Sailability began in Australia in 1991, and is a non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing sailing opportunities for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Sailability Australia now has branches in all states and caters for people with a wide range of disabilities and experience. Australian sailors with disability have competed both here and overseas in Hobie catamarans, Ynglings, 2.4mRs and Hansa dinghies. Sailability has support from state sporting authorities and works closely with a variety of disability organisations around Australia, ensuring that people with disabilities have the opportunity to sail in safety and experience adventures and freedom - building mobility, self confidence and pride through achievement.
Sailability Penrith Lakes was established in 2002 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith. Since then, this branch has become the focus of sailing for the people of Sydney's Greater West. We sail with disability service providers and school groups two to three days per week. Sailability Penrith Lakes has more than 100 members, including sailors and volunteers. Our fleet consists of 18 dinghies including six 2.3s, two Breezes and seven 303s, all seat 2 people, one single seater 303 Hansa Dinghies, as well as two Walker Bays which can carry four persons. Sailability Penrith Lakes has the use of its own shed, pontoon and wheelchair hoist. Our branch has Yachting Australia qualified staff (YATC). Sailability Penrith Lakes has received support from Penrith Council, Sydney International Regatta Centre, AMP, National Australia Bank, Western Weekender Newspaper, Penrith RSL Club, Nepean Rowing Club, Emu Plains Lions Club, Bendigo Bank North Richmond, Rotary Club of Penrith and The Great Walk Foundation.
"The Sailability fella's are great! They are always good to have a laugh with". Doris continues "One of the best things about the Regatta centre and sailability is: no matter what's wrong with someone, everyone gets the help they need and can have a go". Read More...
Boat Shed 3,
Sydney International Regatta Centre,
Old Castlereagh Road,
Penrith Lakes, NSW, 2750.
From Sydney: Take the M4 to Penrith, and follow the signs to the Sydney International Regatta Centre.
Regatta Centre Maps
A great place for a family day out!