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Supporting Sailors with DisAbilities

Global Yacht Racing supports the Australian chariity SWD as part of their Sydney to Hobart campaign

As part of our Sydney to Hobart race campaign Global Yacht Racing is proud to announce our support of Sailors With disAbilites; a charity that gives you the opportunity to pass on all that is great about sailing to disadvantaged young people who will really benefit from experiencing it.

Think about what sailing gives you – A sense of freedom? Adventure? Challenge? A massive smile on your face?! Has it ever changed your perspective on life? If you know what a great experience sailing is wouldn’t you love to give it to someone with a disability or disadvantage or someone who is facing an uncertain future? Sailors with DisAbilities enables you to do just that.

SWD’s purpose is to inspire optimism via free life-skill programs that redefine what’s possible for children and young people with disability and disadvantage facing an uncertain future.

The sea and sailing provide the perfect environment to achieve these outcomes: children and young people take charge of a vessel and learn skills that will enable them to navigate their way through life, building confidence, self-esteem, and relationships for, and between, those who come on board.

In this way SWD changes lives and society’s perception of those facing disability or disadvantage, creating the conditions for optimism to blossom in our community. Visit the Sailors With DisAbilities website for more info.

In the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race 2015 Global Yacht Racing will be racing Wot Eva a TP52 which was donated to the Australian charity. The Global Yacht Racing  team is mainly an able bodied crew who will be fundraising and supporting the charity. The crew fee is £6995 and for more info about our package of racing check out this link. 



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