Float our Boats - Sailability Hawke's Bay

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Float Our Boats - Sailability Hawke's Bay

Project 2014-10-07 09:22:12 +1300

Help Float our Boats! This is the call from the team at the Sailability Hawkes’s Bay Trust, who are looking to fund the final $5000 for their two new liberty sailboats.

The sailboats are specially modified so that any physically or intellectually disabled sailor may feel the freedom of doing something for themselves out on the water in Hawke's Bay.

Spokesperson, Katy Kenah says, ‘For sailors like, Trent - who likes to sign himself Trentraplegic, both claiming and identifying his disability, it means that a joystick allows him to control the sailboat.’

For the sailors, the opportunity to overcome any limitation on their ability out on the water is truly empowering.

Here's what some of our sailors have to say about what sailability gives them:

  • "Freedom... and the feeling of being able to do sometning you wouldn't think a person with a disability would be able to do." Otis 
  • "I can be by myself, but around others and I'm able to relax." Joel 
  • "I like that people accept me for who I am...and that I can be myself with no pretences or embarressment." Paul 
  • "We are alive on the wind with the breeze in our hair with a fast sailing yacht and freedom to spare." Dennis 
  • "I can go in the boat by myself, I can go fast, I have fun with the others." Kathryn 

‘There is always a way to get things done. It may not be conventional but, there is always a way’.

This is the creed of Samuel Gibson who was less than five minutes old when both his legs were broken by a well-meaning midwife. Born with a genetic bone condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones) he cannot walk, is 3 feet tall, yet considers himself lucky! His quest for testing his boundaries on the water can be seen here and applying that tenacity off the water has seen him win the coveted ‘Attitude Enterprise Award’ as featured on the television programs; Attitude, Breakfast Business, One News and Close Up. 

PledgeMe is the way we'd like to see the final $5000 thing done - so...what do you say?

Will you help Float our Boats? 

For those who’d like to know more about becoming involved either as a sailor or a volunteer, Katy can be contacted at [email protected]

Comments

Updates 16

WHEW...almost all the pledge rewards have been dispatched (hats to come - raffle being drawn tomorrow)

09/01/2015 at 5:36 PM

Katy and I sending out rewards today!  Raffle is being drawn by our sailors tomorrow - watch this space!

Thank you...your pledge requests will be processed in the next few days...

29/12/2014 at 4:47 PM

We can't thank you enough for your participation in this fundraiser, we'll be busy posting out, embroidering, signing, drawing and sorting over the next few days and apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the public holidays falling right on our pledge me closure.

Thank you again,

Deborah & Katy and all the Sailors at Sailability HB

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

17/12/2014 at 9:59 AM

Thank you very, very much...

Just because we don't have our own thank theme song, but watch this space?!

Love your generosity from Katy, Deborah and all the volunteer crew and sailors at HB Sailability!

See and hear what YOUR donation achieves

16/12/2014 at 8:34 AM

Katy and I can beg, share, harrass and hope as much as we like until we reach the target...but if you click this link , here are the best storytellers of how breaking the waves gives freedom and hope to the intellectually or physically disabled.  We're so close, will you help us Float our Boats?!

See and hear what YOUR donation achieves

16/12/2014 at 8:34 AM

Katy and I can beg, share, harrass and hope as much as we like until we reach the target...but if you click this link , here are the best storytellers of how breaking the waves gives freedom and hope to the intellectually or physically disabled.  We're so close, will you help us Float our Boats?!

THANK YOU!

13/12/2014 at 8:42 AM

Big SHOUT OUT, to Ross Holden on newstalk this morning.... for letting us promote Float our Boats!  Mwah, mwah, mwah and on Tuesday you can hear Samuel Gibson with Martin and Sarah in the morning.  Thanks HB for getting behind our fundraising project.

Naming the Boats!

12/12/2014 at 6:01 PM

So... after deliberation and popular vote the sailboats have their names waiting for them - the 1st will be Seamrog and the meaning can be found here the 2nd will be Whetu Moana - or Sea Star can anyone guess how these names came about?  In naming the sailboats we are feeling hopeful that the final $5000.00 will come through and it's all because WONDERFUL YOU have helped Float our Boats!

Shout out to our pledgers!

10/12/2014 at 9:06 AM

As it says - from the moment you make a $5.00 pledge, or more, you're a Fabulous 'Floatie' - so we're just letting you know that we've thanked you on our Facebook Event Page too - check it out here and 'like and share' as we count down to the 19th of December.

Rebecca and the Queen of Nations on Radio!

10/12/2014 at 8:38 AM

Being a writer is a 'home alone' pursuit... but through my writing I've had some amazing experiences, particulary ones where I've been able help out others, such as this pledge me event - the book that's been put up for a pledge me reward has recently been adapted for radio and you can hear the story and read along with your pledge me reward book  here

The New Liberty Sailboats...please help us to float them...

26/11/2014 at 12:23 PM

The sailboats

Out on the Water now officially 'launched'

11/11/2014 at 9:05 AM

Acclaimed children's author Tessa Duder is also a sailor worth her salt...most recently crossing the Tasman in a fleet of Tall Sailing Ships and launched her writing career with the much loved title, Night Race to Kawau.  Her new collection of short stories for children all have a sailing theme; adventure, action and kids just getting out on the water as the title says.  If you choose one of her books as your pledgeme reward it has been personally signed by Tessa during her visit to Napier taking in Taradale Primary and Haumoana Schools.  Tessa is proud to support the work of Sailability as she is also an ardent supporter of the Spirit.  So...come on...help us FLOAT OUR BOATS!

 

Tessa Duder

 

Age is no barrier, nor disability...

03/11/2014 at 10:55 AM

78 years old and taking his FIRST sail - be a part of it!

Want a Weekend in the Bay - then this pledge me reward raffle prize is for you!

31/10/2014 at 11:35 AM

Catherine Painting up a storm!

20/10/2014 at 12:11 PM

Catherine painting up a storm 2

Here's our wonderful Kathryn working on one of the limited editions available under the 'A Splash of Paint' reward.  You can secure one of these original 'one offs' by pledging $40.00 to 'Float our Boats'.A splash of Paint

Appeal from our fabulous sailors - to Float our Boats!

13/10/2014 at 9:05 AM

Like our event on Facebook and share with your friends

10/10/2014 at 9:35 AM

    Pledgers 86

    Peter Philipsen
    2014-12-18 12:12:21 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-12-17 23:01:49 +1300
    Craig
    2014-12-17 14:55:10 +1300
    Vera Wylam
    2014-12-17 06:50:38 +1300
    Kristina Kenah
    2014-12-16 22:26:06 +1300
    Saphire
    2014-12-16 22:08:49 +1300
    kingsley
    2014-12-16 21:42:56 +1300
    Saphire
    2014-12-16 21:18:41 +1300
    Elaine & Dennis Hebberley
    2014-12-16 21:09:53 +1300
    Annabelle Tye
    2014-12-16 18:04:31 +1300
    Rochelle Horne
    2014-12-16 15:14:23 +1300
    David Chaplin
    2014-12-16 15:10:58 +1300
    Chantel
    2014-12-16 11:54:40 +1300

    "From Claire Schaufelberger :)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2014-12-16 08:39:19 +1300
    Martin and Sarah
    2014-12-16 07:33:44 +1300
    Susan Donaldson
    2014-12-15 23:24:43 +1300
    Anake Goodall
    2014-12-15 20:29:17 +1300
    leanne sivewright I
    2014-12-15 19:14:08 +1300
    Mr & Mrs M Sivewright
    2014-12-15 13:32:40 +1300
    sally wilson
    2014-12-13 10:01:59 +1300
    Mary Miller
    2014-12-12 19:31:06 +1300
    Bill
    2014-12-12 16:53:36 +1300
    Damian
    2014-12-12 11:44:20 +1300
    Anthony Edmonds
    2014-12-12 11:39:28 +1300
    Rebecca Jackson
    2014-12-12 08:05:41 +1300
    Berry Rangi
    2014-12-11 22:29:25 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-12-11 20:54:03 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-12-11 20:16:39 +1300
    Saphire
    2014-12-11 19:34:30 +1300
    Ian
    2014-12-11 13:07:44 +1300

    Float Our Boats - Sailability Hawke's Bay

    Project 2014-10-07 09:22:12 +1300

    Help Float our Boats! This is the call from the team at the Sailability Hawkes’s Bay Trust, who are looking to fund the final $5000 for their two new liberty sailboats.

    The sailboats are specially modified so that any physically or intellectually disabled sailor may feel the freedom of doing something for themselves out on the water in Hawke's Bay.

    Spokesperson, Katy Kenah says, ‘For sailors like, Trent - who likes to sign himself Trentraplegic, both claiming and identifying his disability, it means that a joystick allows him to control the sailboat.’

    For the sailors, the opportunity to overcome any limitation on their ability out on the water is truly empowering.

    Here's what some of our sailors have to say about what sailability gives them:

    • "Freedom... and the feeling of being able to do sometning you wouldn't think a person with a disability would be able to do." Otis 
    • "I can be by myself, but around others and I'm able to relax." Joel 
    • "I like that people accept me for who I am...and that I can be myself with no pretences or embarressment." Paul 
    • "We are alive on the wind with the breeze in our hair with a fast sailing yacht and freedom to spare." Dennis 
    • "I can go in the boat by myself, I can go fast, I have fun with the others." Kathryn 

    ‘There is always a way to get things done. It may not be conventional but, there is always a way’.

    This is the creed of Samuel Gibson who was less than five minutes old when both his legs were broken by a well-meaning midwife. Born with a genetic bone condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones) he cannot walk, is 3 feet tall, yet considers himself lucky! His quest for testing his boundaries on the water can be seen here and applying that tenacity off the water has seen him win the coveted ‘Attitude Enterprise Award’ as featured on the television programs; Attitude, Breakfast Business, One News and Close Up. 

    PledgeMe is the way we'd like to see the final $5000 thing done - so...what do you say?

    Will you help Float our Boats? 

    For those who’d like to know more about becoming involved either as a sailor or a volunteer, Katy can be contacted at [email protected]

    Comments

    WHEW...almost all the pledge rewards have been dispatched (hats to come - raffle being drawn tomorrow)

    09/01/2015 at 5:36 PM

    Katy and I sending out rewards today!  Raffle is being drawn by our sailors tomorrow - watch this space!

    Thank you...your pledge requests will be processed in the next few days...

    29/12/2014 at 4:47 PM

    We can't thank you enough for your participation in this fundraiser, we'll be busy posting out, embroidering, signing, drawing and sorting over the next few days and apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the public holidays falling right on our pledge me closure.

    Thank you again,

    Deborah & Katy and all the Sailors at Sailability HB

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

    17/12/2014 at 9:59 AM

    Thank you very, very much...

    Just because we don't have our own thank theme song, but watch this space?!

    Love your generosity from Katy, Deborah and all the volunteer crew and sailors at HB Sailability!

    See and hear what YOUR donation achieves

    16/12/2014 at 8:34 AM

    Katy and I can beg, share, harrass and hope as much as we like until we reach the target...but if you click this link , here are the best storytellers of how breaking the waves gives freedom and hope to the intellectually or physically disabled.  We're so close, will you help us Float our Boats?!

    See and hear what YOUR donation achieves

    16/12/2014 at 8:34 AM

    Katy and I can beg, share, harrass and hope as much as we like until we reach the target...but if you click this link , here are the best storytellers of how breaking the waves gives freedom and hope to the intellectually or physically disabled.  We're so close, will you help us Float our Boats?!

    THANK YOU!

    13/12/2014 at 8:42 AM

    Big SHOUT OUT, to Ross Holden on newstalk this morning.... for letting us promote Float our Boats!  Mwah, mwah, mwah and on Tuesday you can hear Samuel Gibson with Martin and Sarah in the morning.  Thanks HB for getting behind our fundraising project.

    Naming the Boats!

    12/12/2014 at 6:01 PM

    So... after deliberation and popular vote the sailboats have their names waiting for them - the 1st will be Seamrog and the meaning can be found here the 2nd will be Whetu Moana - or Sea Star can anyone guess how these names came about?  In naming the sailboats we are feeling hopeful that the final $5000.00 will come through and it's all because WONDERFUL YOU have helped Float our Boats!

    Shout out to our pledgers!

    10/12/2014 at 9:06 AM

    As it says - from the moment you make a $5.00 pledge, or more, you're a Fabulous 'Floatie' - so we're just letting you know that we've thanked you on our Facebook Event Page too - check it out here and 'like and share' as we count down to the 19th of December.

    Rebecca and the Queen of Nations on Radio!

    10/12/2014 at 8:38 AM

    Being a writer is a 'home alone' pursuit... but through my writing I've had some amazing experiences, particulary ones where I've been able help out others, such as this pledge me event - the book that's been put up for a pledge me reward has recently been adapted for radio and you can hear the story and read along with your pledge me reward book  here

    The New Liberty Sailboats...please help us to float them...

    26/11/2014 at 12:23 PM

    The sailboats

    Out on the Water now officially 'launched'

    11/11/2014 at 9:05 AM

    Acclaimed children's author Tessa Duder is also a sailor worth her salt...most recently crossing the Tasman in a fleet of Tall Sailing Ships and launched her writing career with the much loved title, Night Race to Kawau.  Her new collection of short stories for children all have a sailing theme; adventure, action and kids just getting out on the water as the title says.  If you choose one of her books as your pledgeme reward it has been personally signed by Tessa during her visit to Napier taking in Taradale Primary and Haumoana Schools.  Tessa is proud to support the work of Sailability as she is also an ardent supporter of the Spirit.  So...come on...help us FLOAT OUR BOATS!

     

    Tessa Duder

     

    Age is no barrier, nor disability...

    03/11/2014 at 10:55 AM

    78 years old and taking his FIRST sail - be a part of it!

    Want a Weekend in the Bay - then this pledge me reward raffle prize is for you!

    31/10/2014 at 11:35 AM

    Catherine Painting up a storm!

    20/10/2014 at 12:11 PM

    Catherine painting up a storm 2

    Here's our wonderful Kathryn working on one of the limited editions available under the 'A Splash of Paint' reward.  You can secure one of these original 'one offs' by pledging $40.00 to 'Float our Boats'.A splash of Paint

    Appeal from our fabulous sailors - to Float our Boats!

    13/10/2014 at 9:05 AM

    Like our event on Facebook and share with your friends

    10/10/2014 at 9:35 AM

      Peter Philipsen
      2014-12-18 12:12:21 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-12-17 23:01:49 +1300
      Craig
      2014-12-17 14:55:10 +1300
      Vera Wylam
      2014-12-17 06:50:38 +1300
      Kristina Kenah
      2014-12-16 22:26:06 +1300
      Saphire
      2014-12-16 22:08:49 +1300
      kingsley
      2014-12-16 21:42:56 +1300
      Saphire
      2014-12-16 21:18:41 +1300
      Elaine & Dennis Hebberley
      2014-12-16 21:09:53 +1300
      Annabelle Tye
      2014-12-16 18:04:31 +1300
      Rochelle Horne
      2014-12-16 15:14:23 +1300
      David Chaplin
      2014-12-16 15:10:58 +1300
      Chantel
      2014-12-16 11:54:40 +1300

      "From Claire Schaufelberger :)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2014-12-16 08:39:19 +1300
      Martin and Sarah
      2014-12-16 07:33:44 +1300
      Susan Donaldson
      2014-12-15 23:24:43 +1300
      Anake Goodall
      2014-12-15 20:29:17 +1300
      leanne sivewright I
      2014-12-15 19:14:08 +1300
      Mr & Mrs M Sivewright
      2014-12-15 13:32:40 +1300
      sally wilson
      2014-12-13 10:01:59 +1300
      Mary Miller
      2014-12-12 19:31:06 +1300
      Bill
      2014-12-12 16:53:36 +1300
      Damian
      2014-12-12 11:44:20 +1300
      Anthony Edmonds
      2014-12-12 11:39:28 +1300
      Rebecca Jackson
      2014-12-12 08:05:41 +1300
      Berry Rangi
      2014-12-11 22:29:25 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-12-11 20:54:03 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-12-11 20:16:39 +1300
      Saphire
      2014-12-11 19:34:30 +1300
      Ian
      2014-12-11 13:07:44 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 18/12/2014 at 12:12 PM.