Each week between 45 and 50 sailors take to the water on the Waitemata Harbour through the Sailability programme. It’s a programme that operates worldwide, supporting people with disabilities to learn to sail. Many of Auckland’s disabled sailors have their first taste of sailing on a simulator.

Carol Stiles takes her turn on the simulator and meets novice sailors and paralympians who are all on the water because of Sailability.

Left: Richard Tuki  getting ready to sail. Right: (left to right) Brendan Tourelle, Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel from Sailability.