Sailability Rushcutters Bay provides sailing opportunities for people with various abilities and disabilities. We cater for all levels of disabilities and age groups, from children to the elderly and everyone in between.
Our club is staffed entirely by volunteers, including able-bodied members, who play an integral role in the club`s sailing program and other activities. Volunteers are always welcome.
We sail around Sydney Harbour all year round, both at competitive racing and social sailing levels.
On Saturday mornings we run Introduction to Sailing sessions.
During the week we run group sails where disability service centres bring groups of clients for a weekly outing on the harbour. Typically our groups consist of 2 carers and 4 clients and we provide the boat, a skipper and crew member.
Location: Rushcutters Bay or remote from your home.
About the role
Prior to the pandemic the groups largely ran themselves. We had regular centres attending and regular skippers and crews. The role of the groups officer was to act as the coordinator and organise to cover skippers and crews who may not be available from time to time.
We had plans to expand our centres participating and increase the volunteer skippers and crews.
Now that there is light at the end of the tunnel we are looking to restart the program.
You don’t need to be a sailor or know anything about sailing.
We need someone who is good with people and good communication, organisation and coordination skills.
All of our volunteers must have a Working With Children Check.