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S A I L A B I L I T Y P H I L I P P I N E S

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A Monthly Publication of Sailability Philippines – uniting people with disabilities + volunteer friends via sailing.

Inside Issue N° 1 — August 2006

Sailability Philippines Access 2.3 Dingy Competitions here ADSF Fed Start-up Come ‘N Try days Flotsam and Jetsam
Objectives Donation from S’pore and abroad Sailing for the disabled A grab bag of oddments
The who, whys and What makes the Access The 2005 ParaGames and for volunteers. – members and friend
hows in detail. What’s 2.3 dinghy so special? Sailing demo report 9am - 1pm every interviews, gear
in it for the Philippines Also, cool boat dona- and the ADSF formed Saturday at Manila reviews, nautical

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and for you. More good tions for Sailability! in Singapore. Next big Yacht Club. Interested? terms, sailing tips and

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reasons to join us! event: the FESPIC Send your contact URLs. Fun ashore
Games, Port Dickson, details or online!
Sailability gets serious
Malaysia, Nov 2006.
with the creation of the
Go Team Philippines!
ASEAN Sailability
Federation.

A H O Y
Sailability World Inc. operates in numerous In 1991 Sailability was introduced to
Sailability countries throughout the world, through
activities at local Sailability clubs. Sailability
Australia, where there are currently over
fifty groups covering every State and Terri-

Philippines is a "not for profit", volunteer-based organi-
sation which, through the activity of sailing,
tory, catering to a population of 20 million.

begins
enriches the lives of people with any type of
disability, the elderly, the financially and
socially disadvantaged.
by Jerry Rollin
Source: www.sailability.org Under various names, Sailability operates
in Australia, France, Greece, Great Britain,
Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands,
A community-based voluntary New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and
USA with new national Sailability organisa-
charity that integrates people tions currently being established in all parts
of the world including in the Philippines
with disabilities and able-bodied Photo by Rose Yanga

people via the sport of sailing. Sailability originated in Great Britain. In
Clark mulls over wind, sail and rudder
the 1980's the Royal Yachting Association
action as Eric helms the Access Dinghy
formed the Seamanship Foundation, while around Manila Yacht Club waters.
at the same time a number of individual
Sailability groups had formed the embryo of Since then, an eager group of Sailability
a national organisation for disabled sailors. volunteers have successfully taken
As a result RYA Sailability was formed. To- Sailability around the world.
day the organisation is the leading national
charity for disabled sailing in the UK with Sailability activities cover a broad
over 15,000 sailors benefiting from its activi- spectrum, ranging from recreation, thera-
ties. RYA Sailability is considered to be the peutic and competitive activities, from
most active sailing organisation for people grass-root, entry level through to elite
World Championships and
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with disabilities in the world, there being
200 clubs in the UK. Paralympic training.
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Sailability Philippines objectives

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• To serve as a national body to advance • To develop and promote regattas and
opportunities within sailing for people championship events at the national level
with disabilities. for people with disabilities in association
• To promote the inclusion of people with with affiliated bodies of the Philippine

disabilities within mainstream sailing Sailing Association.
activities. • To liaise with sporting, health and
• To promote sailing as fun, safe and educational bodies, government agencies
rewarding activities in which people with and other relevant organisations to
Enable further the interests of Sailability
disabilities can participate.
ENABLE • To develop national safety and procedural

Philippines.
Facilitate communication on Sailability
policies for Sailability activities.
Art direction, layout, copy, digital issues with Sailing and Yacht Clubs.
publication on a PowerBook G4: • To develop and promote accredited training
Promote Sailability as a key avenue for
Cherrie Pinpin opportunities for persons involved in
building broad participation in sailing
Sailability activities.
Contributing Writers: in accordance with Philippine Sailing
Jerry Rollin
Cherrie Pinpin
SAILABILITY Association’s Strategic Plan. j

Image credits:
Rose Yanga
Lester Lagos Dinghy donation by
Cherrie Pinpin
Jerry Rollin Sailability Singapore
Mindy Tan, The New Paper
The PHILSPADA office
to the Philippines
+ PR photos from Sailability Singapore donated two wide
Sailability Singapore Access 2.3 dinghies to PHILSPADA –
(Philippine Sports Association of Differ-
Associated Associations:
ently Abled), to facilitate starting Sailability
Mike Barredo, President
PHILSPADA - Phil. Sports Asso- Philippines. Turnover was done after the
ciation of Differently Abled Sailing Demo, held during the closing days
of the 2005 AEAN ParaGames in Manila.
Doni Altura, VP
ASEAN Disability Sailing Federa- These dinghies are under the care of the
tion + Secretary General of Phil. Philippine Sailing Association and are
Sailing Association housed beside the Manila Yacht Club,
which is where we also launch. Info:
Access 2.3 wide

This work is licensed under the Photo by Lester Lagos
Creative Commons Attribution-
Noncommercial-No Derivative The Access 2.3 Dinghies'
Works 2.5 License. Visit: uniqueness comes
from these design features:
1. Roller reefing system, enabling
Enable is published monthly by sail size adjustment to suit various
Sailability Philippines. Article and conditions while under way.
photo submissions:
Cherrie Pinpin 2. Ballasted centreboard, ensures the
2windward@gmail.com dinghy won’t capsize.
3. Innovative concave hull shape
Temporary Administration Office:
Tel: 824-7677 (Leila) promotes stability.
Fax: 821-0946 4. Stability is assured when sailed

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email: synergyms@zpdee.net Photo by Mindy Tan, The New Paper
seated low down in the boat instead
Singaporean Coach Shawn Chew assists a of leaning over the side.
guest on Malaysian athlete Zulkifli Mohd Ali’s
Access 2.3 Dinghy during the Sailing demo.

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Photos by J. Rollin/ C. Pinpin
Competitions here and abroad
How Sailability started in Manila and took formal shape for the ASEAN
by Cherrie Pinpin Sailing Demo guests experienced din-
and Regatta ghy sailing with disabled
The 3rd ASEAN Sailing was among the sailors from Malaysia,
ParaGames sports introduced, using Singapore and host coun-
the disability friendly try, the Philippines.

Manila hosted the Para- international class A regatta was held
Games, from Access 2.3 Din- near the Manila Yacht
14-20 Decem- ghies. Those Club and Baywalk, Roxas
ber, 2005. This with physical or Boulevard, during the
biannual multi- visual disabili- afternoon. Athletes from
sport event is ties and those
the 3 countries including
held after the with cerebral
Filipina newbie sailor
2005 Southeast palsy qualify for Cherrie Pinpin, followed Formation of the Philippines helped
vote ASEAN representa-
Asian Games. this sport, as
The Games, detailed in the
a triangle course, with
best finishes out of 4
the ASEAN tives to the Federation
patterned after the Para- International races. The Philippine Disability Sail- In Changi Sailing Club
lympics, includes athletes Association for Disabled
with mobility, physical or Sailing rules. Both able-
entry placed 3rd out of 4
places. Not bad for a
ing Federation, the next day, the national
disability sailing team
visual disabilities and bodied and disabled newbie sailor! j Singapore plus disabled and able-
those with cerebral palsy. bodied volunteers set-up
Athletes from 11 South- Singapore, 14 July 2006 9 Access 2.3 dinghies,
east Asian countries Invited by Sailability Access Liberties and 2.4
competed. Singapore, in cooperation boats for participants.
with SDSC (Singapore
Disability Sports Council)
PHILSPADA sent 2 rep-
resentatives to the ADSF
conference in Singapore,
to help form the ASEAN
Disability Sailing Federa-
tion. ASEAN representa- Cherrie Pinpin sailed
tives from the Myanmar, for the Philippines in the
Thailand, Malaysia, regatta held that after-
Cambodia, Vietnam and noon. Only 2 races were
Indonesia also attended. done of the proposed 4,
when they called a halt
Discussion/adoption
Fun and delight, gave from no wind (due to a
of the constitution, was
way to tense battles squall over Pulau Ubin.
around the triangle followed by mission/
We made 2nd place! Eve-
course in Manila Bay. vision and other details.
ryone also had a good time
Jerry Rollin representing
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 New Sailors Coach Felipe PSA (Phil Sailing Association) Frankie Thanapal Sinniah -
Boy Siojo Cherrie Pinpin Coach Bernard The Philippine National ADSF (ASEAN Disability
Rose Yanga and family Bong Huiden Coach Bisoy Sailing Team Sailing Federation)
Arvin Simtoco Jerrold Mangliwan Coach Peter Tablante MYC (Manila Yacht Club) Kevin Wong
Martin Tanco Roque Espina Eric Cadiz TLYC (Taal Yacht Club) Singapore Disability Sports
Mario Garcia Lester Lagos Jerry Rollin The Philippine Sailing Forum Council
Tony Pasia Weng Rivera Peter Capotosto Barangay San Lorenzo Shawn Chew
Migs Lisbona Clark Santillan Nestor Soriano Makati Danial Bin Mohd Illias
Jay Santiago Clark Bacabac Rex Puentespina Down Syndrome Association Si Yuan Lim
Adeline Dumapong Julius Oliveros of the Philippines The Singapore National
MYC members Organizations and Clubs Disability Sailing Team
TLYC members Coaches and Helms PHILSPADA (Philippine International Support
Cesar Cane Coach Medy Fidel Sports Association of Jaygee in Australia
Differently Abled)

THANKS THANKS THANKS
Flotsam and Jetsam Come ‘N Try Saturdays
Place: Manila Yacht Club
Time: 9am -1pm
Wind Direction
Sailing 101 Date: Every Saturday
Photo by Lester Lagos

Source: Wikipedia: Points of Sail Manila Yacht Club has a dress
code: Decent attire please. No
Close Hauled No Go Close Hauled Head to Wind thong slippers. Sports sandals
Zone A boat cannot sail directly into the with heel straps are fine.
wind. If a boat has its bow pointed
Sail wear: Sun protective clothing
Beam reach Beam reach directly into the wind, and loses
- a cap, sunglasses, long sleeve
steerage, it is said to be "in irons," “What? Me
shirt, jog pants, all preferably in a
and may begin to travel slowly solo?!?”
light color. Get ready to get wet!
Don’t backwards.
Broad reach Broad reach
Go Zone
To recover, the "push, push, pull,
pull" technique (i.e. "push" the
Get involved
boom towards the wind, "push" If you are a Sailing Club, an organisation for
Running Downwind
the tiller away, and then "pull" the disabled people, or an individual wishing to know
boom and tiller back to their normal positions) can be used which sails the boat more or to be involved, please register your
backwards and steers the stern towards the wind. This results in the bow being interest with the temporary administration office
pushed away from the wind and out of the no-go zone. and you will be kept informed as Sailability Philippines
develops.
No Go Zone
If you are a Company or organisation interested in
The boat is pointed too close to the wind for the sails to generate any power
supporting or sponsoring Sailability Philippines,
(unless they are backed, see above). The sails will be luffing ("flapping") in the
please contact us also.
breeze and making noise, like a flag.

The size of the no-go zone will differ based on the performance characteris- Sailability Philippines
tics of the particular sailboat. Racing sailboats can usually sail much closer to Temporary Administration Office:
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the wind (i.e., fewer degrees off the wind direction) than cruising yachts. Tel: 824-7677 (Leila)
This is known as "pointing higher." j Fax: 821-0946
email: synergyms@zpdee.net

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