21 Years of Sailors with disABILITIES: Sailing into social change – a narration the extensive history behind Sailors with disABILITIES, referencing the organisations growth and achievements from 1994 – 2015. This website highlights moments within SWD’s evolution that exemplifies their mission; to inspire optimism and redefine possibilities for the disabled and disadvantaged of all ages.
Sailing is the catalyst for change, providing the opportunity for personal growth for those involved. They have tasted and experienced the rewards of this organisation achieving things they thought to be impossible. By defying social constructs SWD will take you on an exhilarating journey, this is their story.
This website was created by Elle McCalman, Sophia Lau, Tania Andriasian, Thomas Ricciardiello and Vincent Salinos.
The future is our greatest challenge. A part of that will be our children and their vision. They have began to expand their boundaries. Coming to this conclusion shaped the vision of Sailors with disABILITIES from the late 90's onwards.
What they thought was going to be a one off event turned into a multitude of sailing trips for disabled kids that would run for longer then Sailors with disABILITIES ever anticipated. Through these programs, SWD bring together children and young adults to become part of the working crew. The idea behind them is to integrate disabled, private school and disadvantaged children into society and educate children about the importance of humans in life.
- David Pescud
- David Pescud