In 2006 Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron hosted the first annual Able Day on the Bay for a group of people with varying degrees of deafness and blindness from an organisation called Able Australia. We are proud say that Saturday 20th July 2019 was the 10th year that BMYS has hosted this great event.
Unfortunately, this year there was a strong wind warning for Port Phillip Bay, and we were not able to make use of our boats for this event.
The day started with morning tea, and an official welcome to all from the BMYS Commodore David Bell.
Although we were unable to use our boats, we were pleased to have beautiful old vintage cars from the Model T Ford Club of Victoria, and they offered joy rides around Beaumaris. Able Clients also enjoyed car rides in BMYS member John Humphris’s vintage 1923 Rolls Royce.
Able Australia is now one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations, delivering high quality, person-centred services to people living with multiple disabilities, including deaf blindness and in community support services.
Lunch was served in the downstairs Pelican Bar for all those taking part in the day, which included the volunteers.
Our special thanks to Club members who generously supported the day, also to Club members Jan and Ken Flude and their team of volunteers, Able Australia together with BMYS Manager Anthony Heyde and staff, all of whom were pivotal in ensuring that the day was a great success.
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