Around Australia World Record Holders, Sailors with disABLITIES (SWD) is calling for volunteers who would like to be involved in the NRMA Insurance Northern Youth Campaign kicking off from Airlie Beach on 31 August.
The NRMA Insurance Northern Youth Campaign, provides the opportunity for disabled children to experience sailing for the first time, and by doing so encourages them to pursue their goals. The program also gives carers a chance to enjoy a day on the water.
Crew volunteers are now required to assist with disabled children who will be sailing out of Airlie Beach, then Mackay, Rosslyn Bay, and Mooloolaba. Volunteers can be from each port or within close proximity.
David PESCUD, President of Sailors with disABILITIES, said, "We're now looking for people who'd like to join us as we make our way down the Queensland coast. You can be with us in one port only, or join us for a run through a couple of ports.
Volunteers will spend time at sea aboard the 54ft around Australia record breaking yacht, meet some of the crew, but more importantly this program is about having fun for everyone. It all takes place in Queensland waters and we need people who are enthusiastic, enjoy sailing, love working with kids.
Provisional crewing dates for volunteers:
31 August and 1 September - 6 volunteers each day
1 September - 2 September - 4 volunteers to sail boat to Mackay
3 September - 6 September - 6 volunteers each day
6 September - 7 September - 4 volunteers to sail boat to Rosslyn Bay
9-10 September - 6 volunteers each day
10-12 September - 4 volunteers to sail boat Mooloolaba
14 - 18 September - 6 volunteers each day
26 - 28 September - 4 volunteers to sail boat to Sydney
NRMA Insurance has teamed with Sailors with DisABILITIES to support the youth program and is looking forward to seeing everyone at these inspiring sailing expeditions with children from special schools and their carers.
For more information on the specific dates and travel arrangements please visit the website via the link below.