Sailability Update September 2019
Published 15:23 on 1 Sep 2019
Our club membership is always changing and we are now sad to say goodbye to Jane Hague, who has been a keen club member and key Sailability volunteer for six years.
Jane is moving to a new home in Dorset, near to the coast with sailing in mind.
Jane’s passion for sailing has led her to be first mate on many bigger boats, sailing to France, the north west of Scotland, off the coast of Ireland and cruising the Med. Not only volunteering with Sailability at Carsington, jane has worked with the Gwennili and Ro-Ro trust assisting sailors with disabilities to sail on the Solent on an adapted big and monohulls.
"Sailing the Greek islands on charter boats with groups of visually impaired sailors has been a special highlight over the last few summer seasons", says Jane. Jane has played a key role in training our volunteers in safe hoisting techniques for our disabled members and visitors and was always on hand to spot potential hazards on the central jetty and around the club house. This is a vital role that has enhanced Sailability's reputation for professionalism and understanding of the Equalities Act. As Sailability treasurer for three years, her financial planning and prudence helped our group to drive forward projects to benefit our memebrs. Furthermore, for one year, Jane was a member of the Club management committee.
Shown in the photo is an atmospheric water colour of a lighthouse on the British coast painted by Mike Stoker and presented to Jane by John Blake on behalf of the Sailability group.
It is great to see good friends move on to new life opportunities and experiences. Whilst we will miss Jane, there are new challenges and friendships ahead.