Sailability

Raising HK$1,000,000 for Sailability Hong Kong:

'Sailability' is a world-wide organisation which provides the facility for the disabled community to have the opportunity to sail or at least, to have a water based experienced. Sailability in Hong Kong is based at Hebe Haven Yacht Club, and conducts bi-lingual programmes (Cantonese & English) open to any everyone with a disability. It now has some 420 people in its programmes which includes individuals, schools, other charities & NGO's,  providing service to nearly all types of disability - both physical and those with learning difficulties. For more details, see http://www.sailability.org.hk/

ABC donated a boat for Sailability’s use for its programmes in 2013. Sailability now regularly competes in our Opening and Southside Regattas.

'Sailability Hong Kong' has successfully trained a team of sailors (none of who had sailed before) to represent Hong Kong internationally. In October 2014, it entered a team in the Asian Para Games at Incheon, South Korea and was fortunate enough to win a Bronze Medal for Hong Kong in the 2.4mR Class. During 2015, we shall be entering a team in the Open World Championships in Finland (August) and at the IFDS Worlds in Melbourne, Australia (late Nov / early Dec). The latter race series is a qualifier for the Brazil Paralympics in 2016. Unfortunately, sailability do not receive help from the Government towards these attendances or qualifying costs and therefore have to raise the funds themselves.

Sailability is a recognised charity and receives no Government funding. 

ABC has resolved to support Sailability  in funding the Hong Kong Para Sailors’ trips to Finland and Australia in November 2015 and the ‘Special Olympics’ for those with learning disabilities.

The Club is now calling for any generous donation from its Members towards this fund raising campaign and will match the total amount collected from Members through the Club with a target total  of $60,000.

The period of collection will be over the month of April and funds can be collected through the Members accounts upon receipt of a written order from the donor. The Club looks forward to your generous contributions.

Download Donation Form HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boat donated by ABC