Sailability offers a unique chance for physically and intellectually disabled children and adults to get into a boat, be safely in control of it and learn to sail. With branches all around New Zealand, the Sailability programme is a huge amount of fun for those who would otherwise struggle to get this opportunity and also builds confidence and self-esteem – meshing in with Middlemore Hospital’s Spinal Rehabilitation Centre and their boat simulator programme for patients. Sailability even organises short races for those wanting to have a go at competitive sailing.
In November this year MAST Academy members volunteered to help out at Sailability Auckland. With a fleet of around 30 boats of different sizes and complexities, the MAST team got stuck in, spending half a day washing, waxing and polishing the boats ready for the summer season.
If you’d like to find out more about Sailability, whether volunteering or signing up for a programme, feel free to visit their website sailabilityauckland.org.nz
Alternatively, you can contact us at MAST Academy anytime for more information by emailing email@example.com