Sailability clubs operate in some 23 countries, including in Australia.

Sailability Bayside was incorporated in 2003, as one of the earliest clubs in Queensland, to provide sailing for people with disability.


We are one of 15 clubs affiliated with  Sailability Queensland.


As an all-volunteer association, we rely on the generosity of our clients, our sponsors and from private support and other, including government grants.

We do not pay wages nor commissions.

We sail from the Darling Point Sailing Squadron based at
16-22 Trafalgar St Manly, with a fleet of 15 specially designed Hansa 303 dinghies, our yacht   'Faith' which is a 7.4m Payne day sailor and a dedicated support boat.

Sailing is during state school terms from 9 am Mondays and Thursdays.

Our 2021 Schedule   (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 


It is our expectation that all clients and Carers who attend Sailability are vaccinated against Covid-19.                    

Term 4      Last Sailing day is Thursday 9th  December 2021


Please note

Dinghy Sailing Times are 9am : 9.30am : 10am  : 11am and 12 midday

Faith bookings may be made for 9:30, 10:30, 11:30   for both Monday and Thursday

To make a booking please email our 'Registrar' at sailabilitybayside@gmail.com  advising of:

Client name,  Phone and Email Contact details

Contact Details for the Support Worker/s on the booked days - Name, phone and email address. 

Care centre contact details   

Preferred sailing day and time.  

What Vessel you are booking - Dinghy or Faith 


Call 0432 152 310 between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday to cancel or change a booking.  Cancellations are essential if you can not attend due to the long waiting list of clients.

To check that sailing has not been cancelled due to unfavorable weather please call   0401 994 271 after 7.00 am  on the day of sailing.

As a duty of care,  support workers (or family) must always stay on site for the welfare of their clients/family member.

Sailability Bayside is sailing with a Covid Safe plan which will limits the number of people that can attend our premises.

If you do not have an appointment, entry will be denied.

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Sailability Bayside is,

  • an incorporated association under Queensland law
    ACN 775 3383 4537

  • endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) for income tax purposes

  • Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and may be made to our bank account:  Westpac,  BSB 034-076      Account  230086 

  • A registered charity with the ACNC

  • Sailability Bayside is covered for Public Liability through Sailability Queensland, our insurance representative.