Sailors with disABILITIES

SWD Making Waves Regatta 2017

Sailors with disABILITIES, together with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), held the inaugural SWD Making Waves Regatta on March 10, 2017. The Regatta's purpose was to raise funds for children with disability and who are facing adversity.

Since 1994, over 42,000 children and adults have benefited from programs run by Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD). SWD is a non-profit organisation created to act as a catalyst for change in the lives of people living with disabilities, their carers and disadvantaged youth.

For 23 years, SWD has been bringing smiles to the faces of children with disabilities. Having the thrill of steering the boat or pulling the rope is proof of what can be achieved by children facing adversity.

SWD can only continue its work with the continuing support of the Australian public.


Who Sailed in the Regatta?

Over 200 professionals from several of Australia’s leading businesses sailed in the inaugural Making Waves Regatta at the CYCA on March 10.


Where Did it Happen?

Following the on-water sailing action, participants relaxed on the waterside deck at the iconic CYCA, home of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.



Head over to our Facebook album to see photos from the day.


More Information

Email Rob Lawrenson, Head of Fundraising, to learn about how you can sponsor this event in 2018 or buy places for your staff to sail on board. 


SWD Regatta