Who we are

We are part of the worldwide Sailability organisation which was founded in the UK in the 1980’s.  Sailability Whitsunday is just one of the many hundreds of clubs helping the disadvantaged and those with disabilities to enjoy the recreational benefits of sailing.  It works for over 100,000 people round the world and it will work for you.

We are a registered charity and rely on our team of volunteers, donations and sponsors.


Incorporated in Queensland 8-10-2010 as an Association

Registered with the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient

Registered with the ACNC as a Charity and Public Benevolent Institution

Registered Queensland Government Charity

Registered with the Whitsunday Regional Council

Registered with the National Parks, Sport and Recreational Services

Application in progress for the NDIS


Our objectives:

  1. To provide an enjoyable recreational activity to Clients, Carers and Volunteers
  2. To foster an interest in sailing
  3. To build self-reliance that comes from learning recreational and people skills.

Our Volunteers

Mostly those who enjoy sailing and have time to attend.  You don’t need to be a sailor and we have many important shore-based roles.  We can show you how to sail or drive a power boat and learn many more skills.
You are a valuable team member helping others as well as yourself.

Our Clients

We welcome mentally and physically disadvantaged children and adults as individuals or from carer groups.

We encourage socially disadvantaged or marginalised children and teens to benefit from the healthy recreation that sailing provides.

Whether you sail with our skippers or relax on our observer boat – you are our partners in fun.

Our Sailing Craft

  • 5 x Hansa 303 access dinghies – purpose built dinghies for stability with inner buoyancy cavity, 1 m. centreboard & tiller, main and headsail.  Launched from the floating pontoon.
  • 4 x catamarans – Maricats & Windrush – fitted masthead flotation. Launched from the beach.
  • Support boat for rescue and course supervision.
  • Observer boat for those not wanting to sail.
  • Trailer- sailers – coming soon!
  • Life jackets are supplied and must be worn at all times when on the water.

Our Objectives

To provide an enjoyable recreational activity for our Clients, Carers and Volunteers.

To foster an interest in sailing that may lead to crewing opportunities.

To build self-reliance that comes from learning recreational and people skills.

Please join us.


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