Volunteers needed for Sailability program
SAILABILTY Whitsunday is seeking volunteers to help provide sailing experiences for people with a disability at Whitsunday Sailing Club.
The group has operated for a few years now and has gained a great reputation and a good resource of access dinghies, especially designed for otherabled people to safely enjoy the thrill of sailing. Of course, as with so many groups in the region, Sailability has the problem of needing volunteers when others have to move or go sailing.
President of Sailability Whitsunday Lyn Chalmers said they were very short of volunteers at the moment and would hate to see their service scaled back.
Community Solutions Cannonvale representative Tamara Uebergang said all of their clients thoroughly enjoy Sailability and said the benefits are in- valuable. “Sailability is definitely a highlight of our program and both our clients and support workers look forward to the great day.
The volunteers are amazing, the friendships are wonderful and the sausage sizzle is pretty good too,” she said. President of Sailability Queensland John Hamaty will visit later this month and is hoping to meet local sailors and volunteers once again.“I'm planning to come to Airlie on September 30 and hopefully we can get new volunteers lined up for training by then,” he said this week. “I will be speaking at the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach meeting and posters will be displayed widely as well so there should be some good results. No special skills are required of volunteers and anyone wanting to get involved in the program should contact Nikki Twohill on 0433 989 044.