Jubes IGA digs deep for sailors

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

THE team from Ju­bilee Pocket IGA has come out in sup­port of the Whit­sun­day Sail­abil­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Be­lynda Martin and Shane Kin­neally were on hand at the weekly Sail­abil­ity meet on Tues­day to hand over a cheque for $400.

For three years the IGA has also been a reg­u­lar do­na­tor of sausages for the post-sail bar­be­cue at the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club.

“We think Sail­abil­ity does a great job and have a great lot of sup­port­ers in their vol­un­teers and we thought we would get be­hind them and sup­port them as well,” Mr Kin­neally said.

Whit­sun­day Sail­abil­ity pres­i­dent Adrian Pelt said the money would be put to­wards the main­te­nance of the Sail­abil­ity fleet.

“It’s an on­go­ing thing with th­ese boats. I could not tell you how much we spend each year main­tain­ing the boats,” he said.

The club is also look­ing at fit­ting all boats with hand­held ra­dios.

“The ob­server boat has a ra­dio, the safety boat has a ra­dio and we have a ra­dio here. What we want to do is get a ra­dio for all the boats so we are al­ways in com­mu­ni­ca­tion with each other.”

Mr Pelt said he was very grate­ful to the Ju­bilee Pocket IGA.

“There are peo­ple giv­ing a small amount, which keeps us go­ing,” he said.

Mr Pelt said Sail­abil­ity was an ini­tia­tive de­signed to help share the joy of sail­ing with dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple through­out the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing the men­tally and phys­i­cally dis­abled and the so­cially dis­ad­van­taged.

DONATION: Be­lynda Martin and Shane Kin­neally of the Ju­bilee Pocket IGA make a donation to Sail­abil­ity Whit­sun­day.

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