About Sailability

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.

About Sailability Penrith Lakes

About Sailability Penrith lakes

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.

Sailability - Sailing for Everyone

Hansa Worlds - Single Person Class


Uniting Springwood

"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...

Our Fees & Charges

Cost for Come 'N' Try Days
Members: $12
Casual: $25

For Group Booking Fees
Contact the Come'n'Try Co-Ordinator, or phone 0412 505 854
or (02) 4729 2059

Family Membership: $50 per year
Individual Membership: $30 per year

Weekday Bookings and School Groups
For more info contact the Booking Officer, or phone 0416 247 019

Membership application form (Word format)
Membership application form (Adobe Acrobat format)
Indemnity Form (Microsoft Word Format)
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Please complete and send (along with your membership fees) to
Sailability Penrith Lakes,
P O Box 852,
Penrith, NSW, 2751.
Or hand in your forms upon arrival at venue.
(Please make cheques out to Sailability NSW - Penrith Lakes Branch. Thank You.)

Where Are We?

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Boat Shed 3,
The Island,
Sydney International Regatta Centre,
Old Castlereagh Road,
Penrith Lakes, NSW, 2750.


How to get to Penrith Lakes

From Sydney: Take the M4 to Penrith, and follow the signs to the Sydney International Regatta Centre.


Map references

  • UBD - Map 142 Reference P13
  • Gregory's - Map 205 Reference J14


Regatta Centre Maps

Other facilities available there:
  • BBQs
  • Picnic tables & chairs
  • A cycling track - 5Km around the rowing lake

A great place for a family day out!

© 2014 Sailability Penrith Lakes. - Sailability New South Wales Incorporated. Registered Charity No. CFN 15845. ABN 92071811517