Sailability at Manly 


Freedom on the water, regardless of ability

Please note that as from Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021. The cost of sailing for Temporary/Non Members will be $5.00 each.

Sailability Manly is a part of Sailability NSW (Inc), which in turn is part of the worldwide Sailability organisation (

Our principal aim is to facilitate sailing for people with disabilities, on what is acknowledged as one of the most spectacular waterways in the world. We sail from Manly Yacht Club, East Esplanade, Manly, and use the expanses of Manly Cove and North Harbour, part of magnificent Sydney Harbour.

Manly, "seven miles from Sydney, a thousand miles from care!"

Please browse through our site to see how much fun we have and learn how we can help you or your relative/friend with a disability to enjoy a new challenge. Plus we're always looking for volunteers too.

We invite you to come and try something Eli Demeny on 9976 2747 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to find out how.

David Webb $1000 for help with trolley and cupboard builds.
Betty and Peter Baines $500 for help with Mooring Repairs. 
Patron: Michael Regan, Mayor of Northern Beaches Council.
Hansa Sailing Systems $5000 for seven new sail suits for Invictus Games, and then donated to Manly Sailability .
Manly Yacht Club .
Lion’s Club of Manly, $1,500 towards maintenance of Charlie’s Chariot .
Whitworths, Brookvale for generous subsidy on radios and life-jackets. 
Lion’s Club of French’s Forest. $500.00 towards Mooring Repairs. 
Bendigo Bank: New Marquee $1533.40 
Cromer Golf Club: Safe parking for our trailer when we are not using it. 
Phillip Long bequest, Membership for BIRDS and Royal Far West. 
Lynette Gould Raffled Painting bought Stabilo Equipment. 
Federal Government Grant paid for First Aid Courses. 
David Goldner and David Webb improvements to storage. Trolleys, cupboards. 
Hood Sails for sail repairs, and Lion’s Club Logo. 
Northern Beaches Council , supplied Parking Permits for our volunteers and the Grant for radios and radio training, $1650.00
Premier Automotive , Jeff Smit, Boat trailer inspection for registration.