6 February 2018

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Company backing for sailors A $5000 donation by steel company BlueScope to the Hasting Yacht Club will go towards buying polo shirts for volunteers in the Sailability program. The program supports those who normally would not be able to sail or enjoy the pleasures of sailing. Club Sailability officer Kevin Baensch said the volunteers needed to be easily identified. One, John Browning, pictured, travels from St Andrews to assist at every Sailability session. He is now sporting the new polos with

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the BlueScope logo. “Another immediate requirement is for VHF radios to link up the rescue boats and the training yacht,” Mr Baensch said. “The balance of funds will go towards a new trailer to replace the rusted out one on the rescue craft.” Sailability runs throughout the summer months and typically hosts 30 clients and their carers. They come from organisations such as Mornington Special Development School, Blairlogie, Wallara, Connecting Skills, Focus

Life, MiLife Victoria and Yooralla. “If you have ever thought of volunteering for Sailability I can assure you it is most fulfilling and a lot of fun,” club secretary Martin Jones said. “It’s a great way to make a contribution to the club and the community. “On this occasion we are indebted to BlueScope for backing the program and the clients and their carers who make it such a worthwhile activity.” Those wanting to help should call the club on 5979 1891.


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