Sailability is a Program that offers an additional level of support, an established network of volunteers, and equipment to assist people of all-abilities in Discovering sailing. It is an international Program first introduced to Australia in the 1990s, which has grown to being available in every state.
Sailing is one of the few sports where anyone can participate.
Here are some of the ways sailing is inclusive:
Different types of boat provided by clubs including the Access Class that are easy to sail
Instructors that are able to adapt their teaching methods to suit individuals of all-abilities
Equipment to assist those with limited mobility to get into and out of boats
Modified docking areas that are accessible
Affordable options to participate
Events for people of all-abilities to compete
The Sailing Pathway for people of all-abilities to progress through
At the Boatshed we strive to offer an affordable price for individuals and groups to get on the water. We are constantly looking to expand our volunteer network to help out with the groups listed below. However if we are unable to find a volunteer we pay an instructor to run the sailing session. This involves setting up boats, rescue boat driver, dock marshal, and pack up.
The costing per group depends on how many boats you have on the water. We run to the Yachting Australias guidelines at 1 instructor/rescue boat to 6 sailing boats. Depending on the ability of the group it may mean that two participants can sail together which means you could have a total of 12 participants on the water at the same time. If the ability of the group means that they require a minder then you would need to provide the minder to sail with them, which means you would have a total of 6 on the water at the one time, if you have 6 minders.
The price for up to 6 Boats ( 6pax -12pax) - $255+gst for 2 hours and $140+gst for 1 hour ( this is for a paid instructor)
The price for 7-9 Boats ( 9pax-18pax) - $330+gst for 2 hours and $200+gst for 1 hour (this is for a paid instructor)
If we are able to provide enough Volunteers ( 2+) to set up, run the session and pack up then the price would significantly drop.
The price for up to 6 Boats (6pax-12pax)- $145+gst for 2 hours and $80+gst for 1 hour ( Volunteer ran)
The price for up to 7 - 9 Boats ( 9pax-18pax)-$220+gst for 2 hours and $120 +gst for 1 hour(Volunteer ran)
Individual sailing happens on a Saturday morning from 9.30-11.30. This is where people can come and go for a sail with out having to be involved with a group.
Individual sailing occurs weekly thoroughout the year.