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Former Defence Personnel in 2018 Invictus Games

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By Graeme Adam The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and ill service men and women, both active duty and veteran. The Games promote the healing power of sport and physical activity to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover will see 500… Continue Reading

Vale Herb Meyer

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Herb Meyer, a passionate sailor and supporter of the Hansa/Access boats. He passed away last Wednesday surrounded by family and friends. He was 87. Herb first started his racing career in New Jersey when he was 12 years old. When he moved to the Bay Area of… Continue Reading

Chris Mitchell receives NSW Maritime Medal

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by s4e Hansa Sailing Director Chris Mitchell has been awarded the prestigious NSW Maritime Medal at a recent ceremony. He shared the 2017 Maritime Medal for selfless, outstanding and sustained contributions to the sector with Mike Jarvin who has spent decades selflessly promoting positive outcomes for the maritime community. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime… Continue Reading

Paralympic Development Program in Kiel

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by World Sailing (as amended by s4e) New faces and countries have been on the water as part of the Paralympic Development Program in Kiel, Germany. Sailors who took part in the program came from Chile, Singapore, Portugal, Latvia, South Africa, Turkey and Namibia, with several of them making their international sailing debut at this… Continue Reading

Picture perfect sailing in Lugano

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Sailors in Hansa 303’s have created some stunning images at a recent event in Switzerland. Organised by Velabili, the first official Special Olympics regatta in Switzerland was held over two days at Lago di Lugano. Through their association Velabili offer sail training and regattas in their 3 Hansa 303W’s  to disabled people. During this year they have worked… Continue Reading

Sailing the 3 lakes in Switzerland

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In the summer of 2015, Sailability.ch carried out for the very first time, a rather extraordinary Sail Turn: The  journey began at Ipsach, continued over three lakes and two canals and ended at Murten. Tents and hostels provided the accommodation en-route. At the end of the 3-Lake-Turn, everyone agreed that the adventure was definitely worth… Continue Reading

Friendship Cup entry opens

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Online entry for the Friendship Cup regatta has opened. The regatta will be held at Tuggeranong in the ACT from November 25-27. An event page has been created on Facebook, with links to the online entry. See the link here. For more details see the Sailability ACT website – www.sailabiilityact.org

Hansa Sailing sponsors Inclusion Award

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As previously advised,  Hansa Sailing sponsored the Excellence in Inclusion award at the Shoalhaven Business Awards in August. The award recognises individuals or businesses that address the needs of a diverse community, including seniors and people with disability. An inclusive society facilitates the needs of all its members, and encourages participation by all in everyday activities…. Continue Reading

Vale Ian Harrison

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Ian Hamilton Harrison was born in Poole UK on 21 March 1937. He was the only child of Dougie Hamilton Harrison (farmer) and Nora Kathleen Harrison (née Samways; a fine musician, keen sailor and floral horticulturist). D. H. Harrison CBE was president of the Rugby Football Union in 1966-67. An only child, Ian grew up… Continue Reading

Servos help fulfil a promise to sailor

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by Eddie Linthout (as amended by s4e) Eddie Linthout has shared this story about getting sailors into Liberties in Italy “About six years ago I promised to Angelo that one day I would give him the chance to conduct on the sea a sailing boat.” The promise was given by Daniele Malavolta, the key person… Continue Reading

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