Sailability clubs operate in some 23 countries, including in Australia.
Sailability Bayside was incorporated in 2003, as one of the earliest clubs in Queensland, to provide sailing for people with disability.
We are one of 15 clubs affiliated with Sailability Queensland.
As an all-volunteer association, we rely on the generosity of our clients, our sponsors and from private support and other, including government grants.
We do not pay wages nor commissions.
We sail from the Darling Point Sailing Squadron based at
16-22 Trafalgar St Manly, with a fleet of 15 specially designed Hansa 303 dinghies, our yacht 'Faith' which is a 7.4m Payne day sailor and a dedicated support boat.
Sailing is during state school terms from 9 am Mondays and Thursdays.
Our 2023 Schedule will be by appointment only.
2023 School Terms:
Term 2 Commences on Monday 17th April or Thursday 20th April.
From Term 2, there will be no set Dinghy Sailing Times - We start sailing at 9am and the latest registration time is 12 midday. Your sailing time will be set when you arrive at Sailability.
Faith Sailing times : 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12.30pm Monday and Thursday
To check that sailing has not been cancelled due to unfavorable weather please call 0401 994 271 after 7.00 am on the day of sailing.
To make a booking please email our 'Registrar' at firstname.lastname@example.org advising of:
Client name, Phone and Email Contact details
Care centre contact details
Preferred sailing day and time if you are booking Faith.
What Vessel you are booking - Dinghy or Faith
Call 0432 152 310 between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday to cancel or change a booking. Cancellations are essential if you cannot attend due to the long waiting list of clients.
As a duty of care, support workers (or family) must always stay on site for the welfare of their clients/family member.
Please remember Sailability is run by Volunteers who give their time freely to help people living with disability to have an enjoyable sailing experience. Please be respectful when dealing with these Volunteers.
Sailability Bayside is ;
an incorporated association under Queensland law ACN 775 3383 4537
endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) for income tax purposes
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and may be made to our bank account: Westpac, BSB 034-076 Account 230086
A registered charity with the ACNC
As an active supporter of Containers for Change - we appreciate your donation of recyclable containers to us. You can do this at your recycling center, quoting our account number: C10002511
Sailability Bayside is covered for Public Liability through Sailability Queensland, our insurance representative.