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Special Olympics and Port Stephens Cup
The Special Olympics and Port Stephens Cup will be held on 12-13 March 2016 at Grahamstown Dam. You will find the NOR on Sailability Port Stephens` Facebook page, along with the entry form. There are also photos of the Dam after the recent rain event - we have never seen the Dam so full!
Please note: we will NOT have an evening meal at the Dam (our cooks are away!). Those who wish may join us at a local club for a meal.
As many of our clients have an intellectual disability and hence likely eligible for Special Olympics, it would be great if clubs would encourage their members to try some racing.
All welcome for a most enjoyable event!
Continuing success in SKUD 18 for Fitzgibbon and Tesch
11th November 2015
Continuing success in SKUD 18 gives Fitzgibbon and Tesch
Yachting Australia’s 2015 Sailor of the Year with a Disability Award
Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have continued to dominate in their SKUD 18 Class since winning gold at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. This year, they have been dual World Cup winners. The pair is aiming to compete in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in the SKUD class.
Now this all-conquering duo has won the Yachting Australia Award for Sailor of the Year with a Disability. “It was a pretty tough field out there,” Tesch said. “The other sailors have done some amazing things. It’s a great honour for us and it reinforces that we have a big year ahead of us and a big responsibility on our shoulders on behalf of Australia.”
This makes 2015 the third year that the pair have won the award in their own right – 2010/11, 2012/13 and 2014/15. Liesl is Patron of Sailability NSW.
Other finalists for Sailor of the Year with a Disability were: Matt Bugg, Australian Champion and World Cup winner and silver medallist in the International 2.4m class; Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Russell Boaden, Paralympic Champs; World Cup winners and silver medallists in the Sonar; Allister Peek, Australian Hansa 2.3 Class Champion and Special Olympic World Summer Games gold medallist in the Laser 4.7
Two of the finalists were Special Olympic World Summer Games gold medallists: Alyse Saxby and Melissa Nelson in the Level 3 Cal 20. Alyse is a member of Sailability Crystal Bay and Melissa is a member of Sailability Port Stephens.
All seven finalists were at the Yachting Australia Awards Dinner in Sydney on 6th November.
For details of all the awards, go to
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16/02/2016 - Executive Meeting - Burwood RSL 6.30pm Celebration Room
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19/02/2016 - INAS Regatta - Shoalhaven River - Nowra
20/02/2016 - AHCA NSW State Championship
21/02/2016 - AHCA NSW State Championship
27/02/2016 - SNSW President`s Cup
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