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Sailing for Persons with Disabilities

In the early 1990s, the Glenmore Sailing Club ran a pilot program to see if people with disabilities wanted to go sailing; Yes, they did! In 1992 the Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta was formed to support individuals with various abilities and mobility needs to experience the joy and freedom of sailing.

Sailors can use a sip-and-puff system to control the Martin 16 sailboat with only their breath.

Since its incorporation, the DSAA has provided adaptive sailing opportunities for both individuals and community partners. Through specialty adaptive boats, equipment and facilities, individuals can leave their barriers at the dock and enjoy the independence and freedom that everyone enjoys when wind, sun, and spray join forces to make a perfect sailing day.

Our Fleet includes SONARS 23, Martin 16’s, and Access Dinghies. These boats have various forms of adaptive equipment to meet the individual needs of each sailor.

The Martin 16 includes a windlass system allowing individuals with limited mobility to use a joystick or sip-and-puff system to control the steering and the sails.

Our Sonar 23’s provides the opportunity for families or groups with individuals requiring adaptive equipment to enjoy a day sailing together.

Members of DSAA are welcome to join all Club organized activities at the Glenmore Sailing Club including education seminars, lessons, racing, and social activities. DSAA is also linked with a number of provincial adaptive parasailing programs across Canada

The DSAA clubhouse is located in the lower boat stalls at South Glenmore Park and operates during the sailing season. For more information or call 403-238-0689

Background / Reference

History of Accessible Sailing in Canada

Club Location:
8601 24 St SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5H9
(South Glenmore Park) - view map

The Club is fully wheelchair accessible.

Mailing Address:
Box 72107, Glenmore Landing PO
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5H9

GST #88037 2875 RT0001

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Phone: (403) 238-2044

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Member of the following:

Sail Canada
Alberta Sailing Association 

Donate to Youth Sailing

Our youth sailing program  charitable donations are generously managed by
Parks Foundation Calgary.

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Our thanks for their support!

Thank you for the grant to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs.

Thank you for the Amateur Sport Grant to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs. 

Thank you to the Community Initiatives Program for funding to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs.

Thank you for your support

McKenzie Towne

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