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AQVA's Sherbrooke program offers a recreational sailing program at the Club nautique du Petit-Lac-Magog.
Able Sail/Handi-Voile is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing sailing opportunities in Shediac Bay to the disabled in the Southeastern New Brunswick region.
Association québécoise de voile adaptée (AQVA) runs their program out of the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club. www.aqva.org/montreal
Quinte Sailability, founded in 2001, operates from Baker Island on 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario serving both the public and military communities. We offer Learn-to-sail, CANSail, racing, cruising and recreational sailing to those with a physical or developmental disability regardless of age or degree of disability. quintesailability.ca
The National Capital Able Sail Association promotes the participation of people with disabilities in full and active lifestyles though sailing. NCASA operates in partnership with the Nepean Sailing Club, serving the Ottawa - Gatineau Region.
The Disabled Sailing Association provides opportunities for people with physical disabilities to experience recreational and competitive sailing in fully accessible sailboats, with instructional and skills development options. Based in Vancouver, BC, we provide an average of 1,000 sailing experiences every summer season. http://www.disabledsailingbc.org
Located in the beautiful Esquimalt Harbour in Victoria BC, DSA Victoria provides sailing opportunities to people of all ages and abilities. www.dsavictoria.org
Located on the outskirts of Kelowna on beautiful Lake Okanagan.
Burlington Boating & Sailing Club
Queen's Quay Disabled Sailing Program
DSA BC - Okanagan operates out of the Kelowna Yacht Club, downtown on Water St. We offer opportunities for recreational, educational and competitive sailing to people of all abilities. For lots more information see our website: www.disabledsailingkelowna.ca.
Sail Able Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization run out of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax. We offer pleasure sails, learn to sail, and competitive sailing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities in a safe and inclusive environment. Our Martin 16’s can be sailed by hand, joystick or sip and puff assistive technology, making it possible for people with all levels of disabilities a chance to experience the sense of freedom and fun that comes with sailing. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sailablenovascotia
Wind On My Wings Sailing Club Regina is a non-profit organization that allows people with disabilities to participate in the sport of sailing on Wascana Lake in the heart of Regina.
Y-Knot offers adaptive sailing for all on Lake George, New York. A program of YMCA Camp Chingachgook, Y-Knot Sailing is a US Sailing Accredited Adaptive Sailing Center, and a US Sailing First Sail location. We sail on Martin 16s and Sonars, and have a fully accessible waterfront center and dock, complete with two Jenny lifts to facilitate wheelchair transfers into the boats. Y-Knot is all about sailing, regardless of experience or physical abilities. If you’re someone with a disability looking for a new challenge, or an able-bodied sailor interested in seeing your sport in a completely new light, join us! We’ll be happy to share our passion with you and show you how sailing lets us “leave our disabilities on the shore."
For persons with a disability, the sense of freedom and independence associated with sailing is unrivalled.
Thanks to adaptive technology, even people with severe physical limitations can compete equally with able-bodied persons.
Sailing enables those with disabilities to enrich their lives and build confidence in a way no other similar activity can.
Sailing gave me the tools, community and knowledge to learn the skills that I use today.