Our History

Our History

Sailability in NSW first appeared as Sailability Gosford, formed in April 1995 using yachts sailed on Brisbane Waters. The foundation members of the first club included Denis Critchley, John Woodward, Ruth Miller, and Phil Vardy. Sailability also becomes a member of the NSW Sports Council for the Disabled.

December 1995

Sailability NSW was formally incorporated. Sailability Dobroyd was formed using Access Dinghies and was the first Sydney branch. The committee members included: Neil Anderson, Paul Taylor, Jackie Kay and Wayne Teagle.

April 1996

At the first AGM held at Gosford, it was decided to centralise the committee of Sailability NSW in Sydney and a new committee was elected. This committee included Neil Anderson, Paul Taylor, Jackie Kay, Wayne Teagle, Allan Jones, Denis Critchley, Lyn Phillips and Clea Wallace.

Nava's Story - First Quadriplegic Person to Sail Alone
(click here for the full story)

Ame Barnbrook Member of the Australian Paralympic Sailing Team

Cutting the Cake At Sailability NSW 20th Anniversary

Past and present Presidents of Sailability NSW cutting the cake at our 20th Anniversary.

(from left to right:- Allan Jones, Elizabeth Atkin, Neil Anderson,Graham Rayner, John Price and Denis Critchley.)