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SWD is a not-for-profit organisation. We are Creators of Change.
We encourage people with a disability or those in difficult circumstances to see things 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 bullet proof 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 Change? 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.
SWD use sailing as a tool to build confidence, self-esteem and new relationships.
Through sailing people start to forget about what they can't do and concentrate on what they can.
We provide free sailing and training programs for people with a disability, disadvantaged children and adults and their carers.
We love seeing the moment when the penny drops and a person realises there are new horizons ahead for them. And we love the fact that we create new opportunities and new relationships for people from all walks of life.