With the arrival of better weather, there are now some results to report.
While in Auckland for the Volvo Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards in November, the 5 Yachting New Regional Support Officers took the opportunity to learn more about inclusive sailing.
While the weather at Lake Ngaroto left something to be desired on Saturday 29th November, the turnout of potential sailors and volunteers couldn’t have been better for the newest Sailabilty’s first have a go day.
Although I never got to know Dale, the sailing community, and in particular, visually impaired sailors have lost a true champion.
When I say fresh I am not referring to the Rotorua odour, but the new format!
With summer nearly here, the New Zealand Herald published a helpful article on October 25th to help the landlubbers amongst us in the “City of Sails” to also get out there.
Náutico Clube Boa Esperança, Lisbon, with the support of New Zealand boat designer Peter Tait, is running an Inclusive Boat Building programme
Nominations for the 2014 Attitude Awards have closed and the 3 finalists in each category announced, and a very familiar name appears under the “Making A Difference” category!
Paraplegic Jonathan Martins has single-handedly sailed into Tauranga on October the 16th, after a total of 72 days sailing alone at sea, on a passage that took almost 4 months from Panama to New Zealand, across the Pacific Ocean.
The 2014 International Federation for Disabled Sailing World championships were held in Halifax, Canada, from the 15th until the 24th of August.