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A Monthly Publication of Sailability Philippines – uniting people with disabilities + volunteer friends via sailing.
Inside Sailability Philippines Objectives The who, whys and hows in detail. What’s in it for the Philippines and for you. More good reasons to join us! Access 2.3 Dingy Donation from S’pore What makes the Access 2.3 dinghy so special? Also, cool boat donations for Sailability! Competitions here and abroad The 2005 ParaGames Sailing demo report and the ADSF formed in Singapore. Next big event: the FESPIC Games, Port Dickson, Malaysia, Nov 2006. Go Team Philippines! ADSF Fed Start-up Issue N° 1 — August 2006 Come ‘N Try days Sailing for the disabled and for volunteers. 9am - 1pm every Saturday at Manila Yacht Club. Interested? Send your contact details Flotsam and Jetsam A grab bag of oddments – members and friend interviews, gear reviews, nautical terms, sailing tips and URLs. Fun ashore or online!

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Sailability gets serious with the creation of the ASEAN Sailability Federation.

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A H O Y Sailability Philippines begins
by Jerry Rollin
Source: www.sailability.org

S ailability World Inc. operates in numerous
countries throughout the world, through activities at local Sailability clubs. Sailability is a "not for profit", volunteer-based organisation which, through the activity of sailing, enriches the lives of people with any type of disability, the elderly, the financially and socially disadvantaged. Under various names, Sailability operates in Australia, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and USA with new national Sailability organisations currently being established in all parts of the world including in the Philippines

In 1991 Sailability was introduced to Australia, where there are currently over fifty groups covering every State and Territory, catering to a population of 20 million.

A community-based voluntary charity that integrates people with disabilities and able-bodied people via the sport of sailing.

Photo by Rose Yanga

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Sailability originated in Great Britain. In the 1980's the Royal Yachting Association formed the Seamanship Foundation, while at the same time a number of individual Sailability groups had formed the embryo of a national organisation for disabled sailors. As a result RYA Sailability was formed. Today the organisation is the leading national charity for disabled sailing in the UK with over 15,000 sailors benefiting from its activities. RYA Sailability is considered to be the most active sailing organisation for people with disabilities in the world, there being 200 clubs in the UK.

Clark mulls over wind, sail and rudder action as Eric helms the Access Dinghy around Manila Yacht Club waters. Since then, an eager group of Sailability volunteers have successfully taken Sailability around the world. Sailability activities cover a broad spectrum, ranging from recreation, therapeutic and competitive activities, from grass-root, entry level through to elite World Championships and Paralympic training.

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Sailability Philippines objectives
• To serve as a national body to advance opportunities within sailing for people with disabilities. • To promote the inclusion of people with disabilities within mainstream sailing activities. • To promote sailing as fun, safe and rewarding activities in which people with disabilities can participate. • • To develop national safety and procedural policies for Sailability activities. To develop and promote accredited training opportunities for persons involved in Sailability activities. • • • To develop and promote regattas and championship events at the national level for people with disabilities in association with affiliated bodies of the Philippine Sailing Association. To liaise with sporting, health and educational bodies, government agencies and other relevant organisations to further the interests of Sailability Philippines. Facilitate communication on Sailability issues with Sailing and Yacht Clubs. Promote Sailability as a key avenue for building broad participation in sailing in accordance with Philippine Sailing Association’s Strategic Plan. j

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Art direction, layout, copy, digital publication on a PowerBook G4: Cherrie Pinpin Contributing Writers: Jerry Rollin Cherrie Pinpin Image credits: Rose Yanga Lester Lagos Cherrie Pinpin Jerry Rollin Mindy Tan, The New Paper The PHILSPADA office + PR photos from Sailability Singapore Associated Associations: Mike Barredo, President PHILSPADA - Phil. Sports Association of Differently Abled Doni Altura, VP ASEAN Disability Sailing Federation + Secretary General of Phil. Sailing Association

SAILABILITY Dinghy donation by Sailability Singapore to the Philippines
S ailability Singapore donated two wide
Access 2.3 dinghies to PHILSPADA – (Philippine Sports Association of Differently Abled), to facilitate starting Sailability Philippines. Turnover was done after the Sailing Demo, held during the closing days of the 2005 AEAN ParaGames in Manila. These dinghies are under the care of the Philippine Sailing Association and are housed beside the Manila Yacht Club, which is where we also launch. Info: Access 2.3 wide

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons AttributionNoncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 License. Visit:

Photo by Lester Lagos

The Access 2.3 Dinghies' uniqueness comes from these design features:
1. Roller reefing system, enabling sail size adjustment to suit various conditions while under way. 2. Ballasted centreboard, ensures the dinghy won’t capsize. 3. Innovative concave hull shape promotes stability.
Photo by Mindy Tan, The New Paper

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Singaporean Coach Shawn Chew assists a guest on Malaysian athlete Zulkifli Mohd Ali’s Access 2.3 Dinghy during the Sailing demo.

4. Stability is assured when sailed seated low down in the boat instead of leaning over the side.

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Competitions here and abroad
How Sailability started in Manila and took formal shape for the ASEAN
by Cherrie Pinpin

The 3rd ASEAN ParaGames
Manila hosted the ParaGames, from 14-20 December, 2005. This biannual multisport event is held after the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. The Games, patterned after the Paralympics, includes athletes with mobility, physical or visual disabilities and those with cerebral palsy. Athletes from 11 Southeast Asian countries competed.

Sailing Demo and Regatta
Sailing was among the sports introduced, using the disability friendly international class Access 2.3 Dinghies. Those with physical or visual disabilities and those with cerebral palsy qualify for this sport, as detailed in the International Association for Disabled Sailing rules. Both ablebodied and disabled

guests experienced dinghy sailing with disabled sailors from Malaysia, Singapore and host country, the Philippines. A regatta was held near the Manila Yacht Club and Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard, during the afternoon. Athletes from the 3 countries including Filipina newbie sailor Cherrie Pinpin, followed a triangle course, with best finishes out of 4 races. The Philippine entry placed 3rd out of 4 places. Not bad for a newbie sailor! j

Formation of the ASEAN Disability Sailing Federation, Singapore
Singapore, 14 July 2006 Invited by Sailability Singapore, in cooperation with SDSC (Singapore Disability Sports Council) PHILSPADA sent 2 representatives to the ADSF conference in Singapore, to help form the ASEAN Disability Sailing Federation. ASEAN representatives from the Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia also attended. Discussion/adoption of the constitution, was followed by mission/ vision and other details. Jerry Rollin representing

the Philippines helped vote ASEAN representatives to the Federation In Changi Sailing Club the next day, the national disability sailing team plus disabled and ablebodied volunteers set-up 9 Access 2.3 dinghies, Access Liberties and 2.4 boats for participants.

Fun and delight, gave way to tense battles around the triangle course in Manila Bay.

Cherrie Pinpin sailed for the Philippines in the regatta held that afternoon. Only 2 races were done of the proposed 4, when they called a halt from no wind (due to a squall over Pulau Ubin. We made 2nd place! Everyone also had a good time in the closing party! j
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In Appreciation

Sailability Philippines is barely a month and a half old. Helping organize activities during this embryo stage could not have happened without your support. Thank you to everyone who has been coming and assisting during the Come ‘N Try Sailability Saturdays at Manila Yacht Club. Our first major competition “mark” is the FESPIC Games, a mere 3 months from now. Potential sailors, organizing committee volunteers and sponsorship support = always welcome!
Volunteer Support
Boy Siojo Rose Yanga and family Arvin Simtoco Martin Tanco Mario Garcia Tony Pasia Migs Lisbona Jay Santiago Adeline Dumapong MYC members TLYC members Cesar Cane

New Sailors
Cherrie Pinpin Bong Huiden Jerrold Mangliwan Roque Espina Lester Lagos Weng Rivera Clark Santillan Clark Bacabac Julius Oliveros

Coach Felipe Coach Bernard Coach Bisoy Coach Peter Tablante Eric Cadiz Jerry Rollin Peter Capotosto Nestor Soriano Rex Puentespina

PSA (Phil Sailing Association) The Philippine National Sailing Team MYC (Manila Yacht Club) TLYC (Taal Yacht Club) The Philippine Sailing Forum Barangay San Lorenzo Makati Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines

Organizations and Clubs
PHILSPADA (Philippine Sports Association of Differently Abled)

Frankie Thanapal Sinniah ADSF (ASEAN Disability Sailing Federation) Kevin Wong Singapore Disability Sports Council Shawn Chew Danial Bin Mohd Illias Si Yuan Lim The Singapore National Disability Sailing Team

Coaches and Helms
Coach Medy Fidel

International Support
Jaygee in Australia

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Come ‘N Try Saturdays
Place: Manila Yacht Club Time: 9am -1pm Date: Every Saturday
Photo by Lester Lagos

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Wind Direction

Sailing 101
Source: Wikipedia: Points of Sail

Close Hauled

No Go Zone

Close Hauled

Beam reach

Broad reach

To recover, the "push, push, pull, pull" technique (i.e. "push" the boom towards the wind, "push" Running Downwind the tiller away, and then "pull" the boom and tiller back to their normal positions) can be used which sails the boat backwards and steers the stern towards the wind. This results in the bow being pushed away from the wind and out of the no-go zone. No Go Zone The boat is pointed too close to the wind for the sails to generate any power (unless they are backed, see above). The sails will be luffing ("flapping") in the breeze and making noise, like a flag. The size of the no-go zone will differ based on the performance characteristics of the particular sailboat. Racing sailboats can usually sail much closer to the wind (i.e., fewer degrees off the wind direction) than cruising yachts. This is known as "pointing higher." j

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Broad reach

Head to Wind A boat cannot sail directly into the wind. If a boat has its bow pointed Beam reach directly into the wind, and loses steerage, it is said to be "in irons," and may begin to travel slowly backwards.

Manila Yacht Club has a dress code: Decent attire please. No thong slippers. Sports sandals with heel straps are fine. Sail wear: Sun protective clothing - a cap, sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, jog pants, all preferably in a light color. Get ready to get wet!

“What? Me solo?!?”

Get involved
If you are a Sailing Club, an organisation for disabled people, or an individual wishing to know more or to be involved, please register your interest with the temporary administration office and you will be kept informed as Sailability Philippines develops. If you are a Company or organisation interested in supporting or sponsoring Sailability Philippines, please contact us also.

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