Paul has been busy doing what retired architects do. Well the community minded ones. Thanks Paul.
These are still at the ideas stage so please feel free to let us know your thoughts.
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Another great video about why we do what we do from Channel 7 down south. More images on their web site.
As we all know, Ken works hard at keeping our equipment in tip top condition but it’s a big job and many hands make light work.
Last Tuesday a few of us got together to help out.
- Peter and John had a male bonding experience gluing new carpet on the trailer racks.
- Justin gave all the boats a good washing down.
- Conrad and Steve were clutching at straws fixing the trailer winch.
- The dinghies all now have numbers on the sails, 1 to 6. No confusion. I can never remember the boat names.
- Ken and Bernie did important stuff too.
Next maintenance day the 2nd Tuesday of next month. All welcome.
Following Australia’s success at sailing at both the Olympics and Paralympics, Yachting Australia is promoting sailing through its Discover Sailing Web Site.
And Sailability hasn’t been forgotten. Watch this excellent video.
I think the one up boats that look like our 303s are Libertys, with twin rudders.
The trip to Biloela to support getting a branch of Sailability off the ground, and on to the water, was very successful.
Sailability Capricornia was represented by Justin and Jenny, Bob, Ken, Conrad and Steve. Don Morris from Bilo had gathered a good crowd of potential volunteers and sailors on the banks of the Callide Dam with the picturesque power station in the background. The dam was 75% full so plenty of deep water. Much larger than the Causeway Lake and the wind blew. Perfect.
After a delightful lunch we had a quick chat about Sailability with plenty of questions from the Biloela mob. We then launched the red and green 303s and were kept busy taking 13 sailors for their first sailing experience. A couple of sailors had travelled over 2 hours to get there.
And thanks to Jenny for the excellent photos.
On Jessica Watson’s recent visit to the Cap Coast a number of our local sailors and volunteers got to say hello.
Jen was busy with her camera on the last sail day and came up with some great photos. New sailors from the Endeavour Foundation.
I’ve popped them into a new fancy media wall. The button to click is over on the right.
When the window opens click and swipe sideways with your mouse to see all the images on the wall.
Even better click the full screen option at the bottom right.
The Access Dinghy Aussie Titles have recently been held in Sydney. The Skud 18 they sail is the big brother of our 303s and 2.3s.
When Chris Mitchell, Mr Access Dinghies, delivered our new boats last year he was telling us about the name Skud. He is very keen on the concept of universal design i.e. a boat that can be sailed by anyone, able bodied or not. So when you build a SKiff with Universal Design you get a SKUD.
The titles were featured on Lateline. Watch this video. This is where we could be in a few years time. Fabulous. I want to sail one. Now. Or sooner.