Sailability is a voluntary non-profit organisation that aims to provide a safe and friendly environment where people with disabilities are accepted and encouraged to participate in the sport of sailing.
We are a part of a nation-wide movement that is a member of the International Foundation for Disability Sailing. Sailability Tasmania Inc. commenced operations in 1999.
Our Mission Statement
Sailability Tasmania will facilitate participation in sailing and boat usage at social, recreational and competitive levels on inland, estuary and ocean water for people with disabilities regardless of age and level of disability.
People with disabilities of all ages, their families and friends, and able-bodied persons volunteering to crew our boats. To summarise, we have not yet refused anyone wishing to sail with us!
Sailability has a number of dedicated experienced volunteers to call on to crew these yachts. If you can assist us in this regard we are continually seeking to recruit new able-bodied members. Retired, experienced boat people in particular can assist as we endeavour to provide a 7 day/week service throughout the year (yes that does include our winter!)
We are a non-profit organisation that is heavily dependant on both Corporate and Government sponsorship. Clients availing themselves of our services are requested to provide a small donation to assist in meeting our running expenses.
A major expense in the distant future will be the cost of replacing our yachts. In this regard, your consideration of a bequest to ensure the continuation of of our activities would be welcome and appropriately recognised. Regular sailors are encouraged to become a member of Sailability.