Stawell Yacht Club hosts sailability day

Stawell Yacht Club was host to the Grampians Sailability group's first outing for the 2013-2014 sailing season.

Organised by Department of Human Services co-ordinator Greg Young and supported by volunteers from the Stawell Yacht Club, the sailability event was blessed with fine weather and a perfect sailing breeze.

The sailability program is a worldwide 'not for profit' volunteer-based organisation which, through the activity of sailing, enriches the lives of people with any type of disability, the elderly, the financially and socially disadvantaged.

A number of clients from both the Stawell and Ararat Department of Human Services support houses attended the sailabaility program.

Many of the participants had not sailed before, so it was wonderful to share this great activity with such a receptive group.

Greg Young from DHS is hopeful of holding a similar event in the near future.

At this stage, the next Sailability event will be held on Saturday, December 28.

If people are interested in being involved on the day or would like more information they can contact either Greg Young at or Tony Hillier from the Stawell Yacht Club on 5352 5760.

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