Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:57

Northern YC Hosts Disability Module

On June 18, 2017, Dee Osmond and Kevin Penny of Sail Able NS were invited to the Northern Yacht Club in North Sydney to facilitate the Coaching Athletes with a Disability Module (CAWAD). This module developed by Sail Canada gives an overview of working with persons with disabilities in a sailing setting. The morning provided some theory based group discussion about disability with the afternoon being a bit more hands-on. Instructors learned how to safely transfer sailors in and out of boats, were trained in the use of assistive technology available to disabled sailors, and got to see it in action as Kevin took each of them for a short sail in beautiful North Sydney Harbour. The instructors also had a chance to sail the Freedom Independence boat used in their Sail Able program this summer!