Yachting Australia Corporate Partner
Opening Doors to Yacht Clubs Fact Sheets
Yachting Australia has developed these fact sheets in order to give clubs some support when they ask the question "what can we do to become more inclusive?" These documents should form a starting point for clubs and training centres to feel more confident in offering sailing programs to people with disabilities.
Yachting Australia recommends all clubs should encourage staff, volunteers and members to attend an Opening Doors to Yacht Clubs workshop. This is a three-hour practical workshop, run by the Australian Sports Commission's Disability Education Network. Click here to find out more information about courses in your area.
The individual fact sheets are in PDF version, to obtain a free Adobe Reader to view these files if you are having difficulty, please visit the Adobe website. For a word version of the fact sheets, please download the zip file (first menu item below).
|Zip file (440kb) of all 17 Fact Sheets in MS Word|
|Download a zip file containing all 17 Project CONNECT Fact Sheets in MS Word Format. When printed, these will come out with a plain white background. |
|This factsheet encourages a welcoming attitude and encourages participation in the Opening Doors workshop (which has been modified for sailing clubs) |
|A practical worksheet to encourage the reader to assess what activities would be ideal for their club to offer. |
|This fact sheet has a theory and practical approach to identifying a volunteer base to help conduct your programs.
|Ideas on being a welcoming club!
|This fact sheet takes you through the basics of conducting a physical access audit of your club. |
|Identify a Champion|
|What is a champion? Who should it be? What do they do? How do we find one? Do we need one? |
|Prepare your club|
|This fact sheet looks at inexpensive, practical ways of improving your club's accessiblity for people with physical and visual disabilities. |
|This fact sheet looks at some of the issues which may make clubs put disabled sailing opportunities into the too-hard basket. |
|Do I need to consider additional insurance? |
|This fact sheet helps to identify the modifications to current equipment which may be helpful when offering program activities to people of all abilities. |
|This sheet looks at communication, both on and off water. |
|Involving Support People|
|This fact sheet looks at who and how to involve support people in the sailing activity. |
|Builing a network|
|This fact sheet looks at the benefits and pitfalls of networking, resource pooling and how to go about it.
|This factsheet looks at ways of raising funds and identifys sources of further information
|Some suggestions for sources of further information and support |
|How to cope when the person who runs everything leaves! |
|Expanding your services and limiting your scope |