Adaptive Sailing Center Accreditation
To address the needs of sailors with disabilities, US Sailing created the Adaptive Sailing Center Program to identify programs that are offering high-quality, adaptive, programming throughout the US. Programs of all types (i.e. both year round and seasonable; junior and adult, etc.) are eligible, provided they meet the specific guidelines set forth by the Committee for Sailors with Disabilities. Organizations that are recognized as US Sailing Adaptive Sailing Centers will enjoy increased recognition as one of the best facilities in the country. Additionally, the goal of the Adaptive Sailing Center network is to help formalize the level of instruction throughout the United States and create more opportunities for individuals will all types of disabilities.
There are no prerequisites for the types of boats that an organization uses, nor is there a limitation on what specific population they work with. Each program is expected to use boats that meet minimum safety requirements and in their educational programs are required to use curricula that accomplish the skills listed through either the US Sailing Red Book or Keelboat Program. The Adaptive Sailing Centers provide students with a nationwide network of educational and competitive opportunities. The hope is that the individuality, and successes, of each organization will be recognized as part of the best adaptive sailing network in the country.