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Sailing for disability

Thankyou for all your support and donations

Sailing for disability

Thankyou for all your support and donations

Discover the crew that will be powering our entry in this years race

Making Waves Foundation A man in a gray jacket from Sydney.
Making Waves Foundation A man wearing a jacket and hat in Sydney.

James Hunter

Since losing his eyesight in 2015 James has thrown his heart and soul into helping Making Waves realise its vision of a kinder and more inclusive Australia by empowering and supporting those children and teenagers confronting challenges to lean in and have a go.
Making Waves Foundation A man with a beard standing in a Sydney snow suit.
Making Waves Foundation A man with a long beard wearing a jacket in Sydney.

Rodney Gaal

Rodney is our secret weapon on the amazing journey. If you thought being Deaf and using Auslan (Australian sign language) would hold him back from being a master of the waves you would be wrong. His super powers are his heightened senses to the world around him. The ocean sings to him and he answers her call.

I see the great blue heron.
Like a gliding sail.
With the set of the stream.

Making Waves Foundation A man in a black jacket and yellow jacket in Sydney.

Scott Alle

Scott has a long history with the Sydney to Hobart race, both as a participant and a Race Reporter for the ABC-TV helicopter. He is your host and our anchor through the entire race.
Jasmin Dingley
Jasmin Dingley

Jasmine Dingley

Sports woman, disability advocate and all 'round hero to the crew. Jazz is very capable on deck and can put her hand to any task!

Hold on tight, the race is on!

Making Waves Foundation A man in a gray jacket and pants in Sydney.
Making Waves Foundation A man in a gray jacket standing in front of a black background in Sydney.

John Whitfeld

Having completed 28 Sydney to Hobart races, skipper John Whitfeld is a critical member of the crew who knows just how punishing the 628 nautical mile journey can be. John has brought together and trained the crew to be a well oiled machine!
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Annie Lawrence

Annie Lawrence

Annie is an exceptionally experienced sailor with multiple Sydney to Hobart races under her belt - several as Making Waves crew. She will be the navigator onboard, making all the crucial weather decisions.

Hold on tight .. its going to be wild and windy

Making Waves Foundation An old man in a suit and sunglasses walking through the streets of Sydney.
Making Waves Foundation An older man wearing sunglasses in Sydney.

Graham Kemp

At 72 years young, Graham is taking on his first Sydney to Hobart Race. He has a distinguished service record and is a dedicated Making Waves volunteer and regular racer on Sydney Harbour.

Check out the Live Stream

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Making Waves Foundation An older man wearing a jacket and hat in Sydney or Hobart.

Julian Martin

This is Julian's first Sydney to Hobart and he feels privileged to be part of Making Waves’ mission through taking part in the race. As Making Waves CEO, he actively supports sailing for a broader purpose and looks forward to the challenge alongside the trusted team.

Track our team with live feeds every day

Making Waves Foundation A man in a grey jacket and sunglasses in Sydney.
Making Waves Foundation A man in a jacket and sunglasses smiling in Sydney.

Andre Fucs De Miranda

Andre is a dedicated volunteer with the Making Waves Foundation. His technical expertise on board is vital to the success of this campaign and will provide the eyes and ears to the world by managing our live streaming video during the race.

Tune into Andre & the crew during the race

Making Waves Foundation A man in a gray suit standing in front of a black background in Sydney.
Making Waves Foundation A man wearing a jacket and sunglasses in Sydney.

Ian Farquharson

This is Ian's first Sydney to Hobart and he feels privileged to be joining the Making Waves’ race campaign. He regularly volunteers on Making Waves programs and is always ready to help in any way.

Support our team in their quest to sail 628 nautical miles to Hobart

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Making Waves Foundation A man in a grey jacket and pants walks the streets of Sydney.
Making Waves Foundation An older man wearing a jacket and hat while strolling through Sydney.

Steve Grellis

Steve has supported the Making Waves mission for many, many years. Headed for his 31st Hobart campaign, his race experience will be invaluable for all of our Hobart crew.

Keeping us on track .. with an eye on the map

Making Waves Foundation A pirate map with a compass and a compass.
Making Waves Foundation A man in a gray suit standing in front of a black background in Sydney.
Making Waves Foundation A man wearing a jacket and hat in Sydney.

Glenn Reynolds

Glenn loves volunteering with Making Waves programs as they give so much back to our community. He's looking forward to his first Hobart campaign, having been on the water since childhood.

I see the great blue heron.
Like a gliding sail.
With the set of the stream.

Making Waves Foundation A man in a gray suit standing in front of a black background in Sydney.
Making Waves Foundation A man in a grey jacket smiling in front of a black background in Sydney.

Philip Walker

Philip comes from a long line of sailors. With 10 years of ocean sailing under his belt Phil will be working the bow of the boat during the race as an integral part of the team.
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Making Waves Foundation A man wearing a jacket and hat in Sydney.

Michael Blaxell

Michael is a well seasoned sailor and has completed many Sydney to Hobart's. His vast experience will be invaluable throughout the voyage and he is a proud supporter of the Making Waves mission

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