Members of the Toronto Amateur Sailing Club’s ‘Sailability’ group were out on the water on Sunday enjoying the slightly windy, but sunny conditions, which later in the morning turned into strong winds and choppy waters.

Sailability is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit worldwide organisation with about 40 branches in Australia, including Toronto, Belmont 16s and Lake Macquarie Yacht Club (Belmont). It provides sailing opportunities in small boats for people with disabilities which normally exclude them from sailing in normal centreboard dinghies.

Sailability at Toronto has around 60 sailors and 40 volunteers from the West Lakes region who spend an hour every Thursday and Sunday morning, from 9.30am, skimming across the spectacular Lake Macquarie.