News

Stewart Cathie wins Disabled Sailor of the Year Award

The Annual Yachting Victoria Awards have been presented.more

A story from Berendale School

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SV and YV partner with Jubilee Sailing Trust

Sailability Victoria and Yachting Victoria have formally entered into an agreement with the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) to support the ship’s visit to Australia.more

Inclusion as a standard for Lysterfield Sailing Club

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2017 Hansa class Nationals to be held at Geelong

All sailors are invited to participate in this inclusive regatta next Easter.more

Lysterfield celebrates volunteers at inaugural awards day

On Sunday 1st May Lysterfield Sailing Club held their Volunteer Celebration Day.more

Victorian Sailors at Hansa Class Nationals

8 Victorians took part in the recent AHCA Nationals on the Gold Coast.more

Four Seasons in a Day at Hazelwood

The Victorian Hansa Class Championships have concluded at Latrobe Valley Yacht Club.more

Sailability celebrates its 21st birthday in Australia

Sailability Australia celebrates 21 years of bringing the joy of sailing to everyone. There are now 76 Sailability programs across the country.more

Australian and French Para World Sailing gold rush continues

An intense fortnight of competition for an international fleet of Paralympic sailors drew to a close today, Saturday December 12, 2015, with the completion of their Sailing World Cup Melbourne race schedule in light southerly winds at the top end of Port Phillip.more

Mun Chin, the James Bond of the Lysterfield Sailing Club’s Sailability Program

Mun Chin is one of the Wednesday volunteers and he has just completed a Boat Handling Course run by Yachting Victoria at Albert Park Lake and the Williamstown pier. Here is his story.more

25 years of sailing at Albert Park Lake

SBS recently visited The Boatshed at Albert Park to see the Sailability program that has been running for 25 years.more

Mordialloc Sailability on the water for the first time!

Mordialloc Sailing Club (MSC) has successfully begun their first Sailability program with Yarrabah School.more

Successful Hansa Class Championships at RBYC

The Victorian Hansa Class Championships were held at RBYC over the weekend, with a a variety of wind conditions challenging the competitors.more

Blairgowrie Sailability -Sorrento Community Centre Sailing Program

Nine women from Sorrento Community Centre will enjoy a four week sailing program sailing the Hansa Class at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadronmore

Young Volunteers at Lysterfield with a healthy attitude

Lysterfield Sailing Club Sailability program is thriving with a young group of volunteers aged 14-18yrs and a 'healthy' donation of sun shirts and hats from the local South-East Rotary group.more
Newhaven Golden Oldies sailing day

BIG BOATS, 'LITTLE' BOATS & OLDIES!

For their first season on the water, Sailability Newhaven have thought outside the square, resulting in three hugely successful sailing events for Newhaven Yacht Squadron members, local volunteers and sailing participants. Following is a detailed update from Sailability Volunteer Stan Jackson. Don't forget to look at their media articles too!more
303s in action 20+ knots!

Summer Sailing with Blairgowrie Sailability

Blairgowrie Sailability have been enjoying a variety of conditions over the summer; some great photos in 20+ knots!more

2014 Specialist School Sailing Regatta

Students from Latrobe, Baringa, Sale, Warragul and District and South Gippsland Specialist Schools headed to Hazelwood Pondage to participate in the 2014 Specialist School Sailing Regatta.more

David Staley - 2014 Volunteer of the Year

Sailability President David Staley recognised for his contribution to Sailability Victoria at the recent 2014 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awardsmore

International Day of Persons with Disability - 3rd December

Sailability programs throughout Victoria are celebrating International Day of Persons with Disability this week (1st-5th December). Come and visit Sailability Victoria at Federation Square on Wednesday 3rd December for the Disability Sport and Recreation Festival.more

Newhaven Sailability program is on the water!

One of Sailability Victoria's newest programs has a fabulous first day on the water for the 2014/15 sailing season.more

Volunteers wanted for the 2015 IFDS Worlds

RYCV are seeking additional volunteers to assist with major events for a variety of roles ashore and afloat.more

Lakeside Pakenham visit Gold Coast Sailability

Lakeside Sailing Clubs' commodore Stewart Baker had a wonderful experience visiting Sailability on the Gold Coast.more

Donation from the Freemasons Foundation

Mornington Yacht Club (MYC) Sailability Program was most fortunate in receiving a donation from the Freemasons Public Charitable Foundationmore

Sailing on Lake Weeroona Bendigo

A wonderful article from Bendigo Advertiser about the sailing on Lake Weeroona. Image credit: Brendan McCarthymore

YA Yacht Club of the Year - making sailing more inclusive

Wynyard Yacht club, Tasmania has won Yachting Australia's Club of the Year award. The club encourages sailing for all ages and offers a program for people with disabilities to take up sailing.
Image credit: Wynyard Yacht Clubmore

Special Olympics National Games - Final Results

The Special Olympics National Games 2014 came to a close on Friday. Thanks to Albert Park Yacht Club for hosting the sailing regatta; all Sailors; Volunteers and Supporters.

Image Credit: Jonathan Fureymore

Stellar night for Australian sailing at Yachting Australia Awards 2014

The 2014 Yachting Australia Awards took place Friday evening the 17th October at the Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney. Among the nominees and award winners were a number of Victorian representatives all well deserved.more

Special Olympics National Games

Albert Park Yacht Club is hosting the sailing for the tenth Special Olympics Australia National Games.more

Congratulations Sailability Victoria!

Sailability Victoria wins the 2014 Welcoming and Inclusive award at the 2014 Community Sport and Recreation Awards.more

Hansa Class 2015 Victorian State Championships

The 2015 Victorian State Hansa Class Championship date and venue has been confirmed - RBYC, 21st and 22nd March 2015more

Australia’s Fitzgibbon and Tesch claim sailing world title

The Paralympic gold medallists won their first world title as the 2014 IFDS Combined Sailing World Championships came to a close.more

Paralympic Champions

Australian Sailors ready for Paralympic qualifying event - IFDS Worlds 2014 in Halifax, Canada 15-24 August 2014more

Hansa Class Association Newsletter

The latest news on the Hansa Class Association.more

Yachting Victoria Awards Night

Several sailors have been nominated at this years Yachting Victoria Awards night.


All were worth nominees with the prize being shared by Russell and Neil.
Congratulations to all nominees!

We also would like to congratulate Leanne Thompson wasmore

IFDS Bullet Issue 118 - Published Tuesday 13 May 2014

The latest IFDS Bullet is out know.more

Messing about in boats

Messing about in boats. Research program in the Dept of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Melbourne.more

Neil Patterson - Aust Sailing Squad

Congratulations to Neil Patterson who has recently been named on the Australian Sailing Squad - Paralymic Team.more

Cancellation of Sauna Sail

Please be advised that, due to low water levels and high readings of blue green algae, the Latrobe Valley Yacht Club has taken the tough decision to cancel the 2014 Sauna Sail, scheduled for the June long weekend.

Our sailors have enjoyed this event, and the Club's hospitality, over many years and we look forward to returning to the Pondage for this event in June 2015.more

Mobile Unit Visit's Cowes

A successful visit to Cowes Yacht Club.more

VIS Individual Scholarships 2014/15

Applications are invited for athletes with a disability.more

Docklands Yacht Club helping Sailors during rehab

Royal Talbot/Melbourne Uni research project helping sailors during rehab.more

IFDS Worlds Bulletin March 2014

The latest bulletin from IFDS take a moment to check out the March issue.more

Mobile Unit Visit to Cowes

A great success for our mobile unit visit to Cowes. Please read our article in the local Advertiser.more

2014 Hansa Class World & International Championships Cancalled

With the agreement of the International Hansa Class Association, the organisers of the 2014 Hansa Class World & International Championships have announced the event will be abandoned.more

Australia Day Awards

Congratulations to Mary Haigh who was award the Holt Australia Day Award. Mary was honoured for her volunteering work with Lysterfield Sailability Program. The award was presented by Anthony Byrne MP Federal Member of Holt. This is a personal honour for her but it also gives recognition to all our Sailability volunteers who freely volunteer their time and expertise.more

Australian 2.4mR Championship

The International 2.4mR Australian Championships will be hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club from 8th - 10th March, 2014. For more information on the event and NOR please go to the link belowmore

Hansa Class Victorian Championships 15th & 16th Feb, 2014

Victorian Hansa Class Championships Entries are now available from the Victorian Hansa Class.more

Melbourne Dockland Short Course Racing

The short course racing that is schedule for this weekend has been postponed for the next two weeks. Sailing is reschedule for the 19th January, 2014more
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