The Marine Industry Foundation (MIF) is pleased to announce it has provided a $4,000 grant to Sailability at South of Perth Yacht Club. Public Officer of MIF Colin Bransgrove said the funding is aligned with one of MIF’s two core objectives.
“The Foundation provides funds to assist with the training and development of young people in the recreational marine industry and secondly to increase the access and inclusion of all people to recreational boating opportunities.
“In this instance MIF is pleased to be supporting a voluntary organisation with a solid track record for providing sailing experiences to people with special needs.”
The funds will be used for the purchase of new safety gear and another sailing dinghy.
The current fleet of nine boats consists of Access 2.03 and 3.03 dinghies; an Etchells and three Red Witch yachts.
Lynn Newton is the Coordinator of Sailability at the Club. She said “Sailability at South of Perth Yacht Club has a base of some 40 volunteers. On average we take 34 participants sailing each week during our sailing season.
We are most grateful to MIF for the grant that will be used to purchase new safety gear and a 3.03 Access Dinghy.”
Details of MIF and the support it provides to the recreational marine industry are available from the Foundation’s website.