MORNINGTON Yacht Club member and Sailability volunteer Krista Bailey has been given the Shine on Award from Mornington Rotary Club.
Bailey, a keen sailor, contracted a form of dystrophy in her teens but did not let that stop living her best life, and she went on to raise three children.
Her condition has deteriorated, and she now needs a wheelchair, but even that hasn’t dampened her zest for life.
Bailey started learning to sail in 2004 and became proficient enough to compete at state and national levels and be part of the winning teams.
She now helps others to sail through the Sailability and Victorian go-sailing and boating programs for people with disabilities and was nominated for Rotary’s Shine award for using her skills to help others.