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.
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
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