Batemans Bay Sailability has begun their summer season with a day on the water on Monday, October 23.
Sailability is a worldwide movement designed to give people with disabilities the chance to enjoy sailing with able-bodied people.
The Batemans Bay club has received an added bonus this summer, with a $5000 grant coming from the Catalina Club.
General Manager of Club Catalina, Guy Chapman, said the grant was part of “club grants category one”.
“We’re obligated to make some club grant donations throughout the year, and we felt that this was the most worthwhile cause,” he said.
Vice President of Batemans Bay Sailability Peter Glen said there were two purposes for the grant.
“We’re looking to have a beach trolley that will allow us to take the boats across the sand when we launch them,” he said.
“That way the handicapped people can be put in the boats on the shore rather than in the water like we have to at the moment.
“The other purpose is to get a sea crane that will be mounted on a trailer that will allow us to lift people into the boats.
“When we have our new wharf it’ll be installed there.”