Currently, Sail Sand Point is the only location in the Northwest where a boater with a disability can come sail or paddle any day of the week during our boat rental season or take a camp or class.  For sailing, this is made possible by our adaptations to many of our sailboats, for paddling we use stand-up paddle boards and kayaks.

We continually work to better the accessibility of our facility and programs to all members of the community.  For adults, learn to sail classes are taught in adapted boats according to the student’s needs while our youth camps are taught in Hobie Waves and kayaks.

For adults who know how to sail, clinics and regattas are offered several times a year.  We partner with Outdoors for All and host events from time to time.

2.4 meters boat have a front-facing seat and hand-held controls to enable sailing of the boat without use of the lower body.
2.4 meter boats have a front-facing seat and hand-held controls to enable sailing of the boat without use of the lower body. Photo courtesy of sailingscuttlebutt.com

 

In the 2017 season, we will continue to better the accessibility of our programs to all members of the community.  We hope to make more of our boats available for boaters with disabilities in Open Boating use, and add more group sailing opportunities.

 

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Participants in SSP’s Shipmates program go sailing on Madeline, a 19 foot O’day 192.

 

To come sailing, suggest ideas, or join the Adaptive Committee, email info@sailsandpoint.org