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SWD is a not-for-profit organisation. We are Creators of Optimism.
We encourage people with a disability or those in difficult circumstances to see things in a new way.
By showing what's possible, we challenge society’s perception of those facing disability or disadvantage.
Put yourself in David Pescud’s shoes in 1993. You’re 46. Thanks to your own hard work and despite profound dyslexia, you’re financially bulletproof and able to retire and cruise the oceans.
So why do take a massive u-turn, create a non-profit organisation called Sailors with disABILITIES, and volunteer the next 20+ years of your life working tirelessly for it?
Want to join SWD and become a Creator of Optimism? There are heaps of ways to get involved.
If you want to come sailing read about our programs here. For those affected by disadvantage or disability, sailing is free.
The highly coveted Australian Wooden Boat Festival returned to Hobart on the 6th of February. The Wooden Boat Show helped us build relationships, partnerships, school connections and volunteers to help us bring the Hobart Outreach Program to reality after the Sydney to Hobart this year.