Sailors with disABILITIES

About SWD

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.

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How to Get Involved

How to Get Involved (Day out on the water)

Join SWD and become a Creator of Optimism.

If you want to come sailing read about our sailing programs. For those affected by disadvantage or disability, sailing is free.

You can create optimism by volunteering or by simply donating.

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Volunteer Interview with Ruth Lilian OAM


Volunteer Interview Ruth Lilian OAM: Meet our volunteer, Ruth Lilian OAM, helping you on your journey to membership and volunteering with SWD.  What was your motivation for volunteering with SWD? I was looking at all the organisations that might interest me and through Volunteering NSW I saw the call for volunteers for SWD.