Find a Great Place to Sail
Below is a list of organizations that offer adaptive programs.
There is a wide scope of programming offered so we suggest you contact the program in your area for more specific detail.
This list is continually being updated and improved and we ask that you contact email@example.com if you know of a program that needs to be added to this list.
|Current Member Organizations|
|Tiller and Kites||Peoria||AZ|
|Arizona State University Sailing Club||Tempe||AZ|
|City of Oakland/Lake Merritt Boating Center||Oakland||CA|
|Challenged Sailors San Diego||San Diego||CA|
|Mission Bay Aquatic Center||San Diego||CA|
|Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors||San Francisco||CA|
|South Beach Yacht Club||San Francisco||CA|
|Treasure Island Sailing Center||San Francisco||CA|
|Westwind Sailing||San Juan Capistrano||CA|
|Santa Cruz Yacht Club||Santa Cruz||CA|
|Norwalk Sailing School||Georgetown||CT|
|New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc.||Stonington||CT|
|Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association||West Mystic||CT|
|Sail Connecticut Access Program||Westbrook||CT|
|Clearwater Community Sailing Association, Inc.||Clearwater||FL|
|Sailability Greater Tampa Bay, Inc||Clearwater||FL|
|Sarasota Sailing Squadron Inc.||Sarasota||FL|
|Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation||Chicago||IL|
|Sheridan Shore Yacht Club||Wilmette||IL|
|Hammond Port Authority/Hammond Marina||Hammond||IN|
|Pontchartrain Yacht Club||Mandeville||LA|
|Courageous Sailing Center||Charlestown||MA|
|Duxbury Bay Maritime School||Duxbury||MA|
|Rhodes 19 Class Association||Marblehead||MA|
|Regatta Point Community Sailing||Worcester||MA|
|Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association||Annapolis||MD|
|Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating||Annapolis||MD|
|Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating||Annapolis||MD|
|Downtown Sailing Center||Baltimore||MD|
|Stockton Harbor Sailing Center||Stockton Springs||ME|
|Detroit Yacht Club||Detroit||MI|
|Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation||Richland||MI|
|Traverse Area Community Sailing||Traverse City||MI|
|Wayzata Community Sailing Center||Wayzata||MN|
|Gulf Coast Sailing LLC||Long Beach||MS|
|Camp Sea Gull/Camp Seafarer||Arapahoe||NC|
|North Carolina Community Sailing||Huntersville||NC|
|Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club||Oceanport||NJ|
|ONE 15 Brooklyn Sail Club||Brooklyn||NY|
|Larchmont Yacht Club||Larchmont||NY|
|Sandusky Sailing Club||Sandusky||OH|
|Eugene Yacht Club||Junction City||OR|
|Bayfront Maritime Center||Erie||PA|
|Sail to Prevail||Newport||RI|
|South Carolina Yacht Club||Hilton Head Island||SC|
|Lake Canyon Yacht Club||Canyon Lake||TX|
|Corinthian Sailing Club||Dallas||TX|
|Sea Star Base Galveston||Galveston||TX|
|Boy Scouts of America||Irving||TX|
|Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club||Oak Point||TX|
|Washington Sailing Marina Sailing School||Alexandria||VA|
|Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center||Burlington||VT|
|Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center||Bellingham||WA|
|Poulsbo Yacht Club||Poulsbo||WA|
|Center for Wooden Boats/Sail Now!||Seattle||WA|
|Sail Sand Point||Seattle||WA|
|Geneva Lake Sailing School||Fontana||WI|
|Lake Geneva Yacht Club||Fontana||WI|
|Hoofer Sailing Club/Univ of Wisconsin||Madison||WI|
|Milwaukee Community Sailing Center||Milwaukee||WI|
|Access to Sailing||Long Beach||CA|
|Adventure Plus Yacht Charters & Sailing School||Sandusky||OH|
|Amer Red Cross Northland Chapter||Duluth||MN|
|AMI Adventure Camps||The Woodlands||TX|
|ARC of Mass Bay Aquatic Training School||Boston||MA|
|Arizona Sailing Access Program||Phoenix||AZ|
|Arlington Heights Park District||Arlington Heights||IL|
|Bayou Sailing Adventures||Lafitte||LA|
|Beach Sports Windsurfing & Kayaking||Hampton||VA|
|Beacon Sailing Center||Hertford||NC|
|Blackbeard School of Sailing & Navigation||Darien||GA|
|Boston Harbor SC Inc||Boston||MA|
|Cal State Univ Northridge||Northridge||CA|
|California Sailing Academy||Marina Del Rey||CA|
|Camp Don Lee||Arapahoe||NC|
|Camp Sweyolakan Office||Coeur D'Alene||ID|
|Challenged America||San Diego||CA|
|Cherry Creek Marina||Aurora||CO|
|City of Poway Community Service Department||Poway||CA|
|City of Toledo Community Boating Educ Center||Toledo||OH|
|City of West Palm Beach Summer Sailing Pgm||West Palm Beach||FL|
|Corpus Christi Sailing Center||Corpus Christi||TX|
|Courage Center Adapted Sailing||Duluth||MN|
|Duluth Community Sailing Assoc||Duluth||MN|
|Footloose Disabled Sailing Association||Seattle||WA|
|Free Spirit Sailing Asoc, Inc||Honolulu||HI|
|Greater Lawrence Community Boating Pgm||Lawrence||MA|
|Hobie Fleet 156||Casper||WY|
|Hood River Waterplay||Hood River||OR|
|Indian Nation Council--Boy Scouts of America||Tulsa||OK|
|Ione Junior High Sailing Prgm||Ione||CA|
|Island Sailing Club, Inc||Portland||OR|
|Island Sailing Club/School||Kirkland||WA|
|Kitsap Sailing School||Bremerton||WA|
|Kolius Sailing School||LaPorte||TX|
|Marina Yacht Club||Marina Del Rey||CA|
|Maui Ocean Activities, Inc||Lahaina||HI|
|Merriconeag Yachting Assoc||Harpswell||ME|
|Monmouth County Park System||Lincroft||NJ|
|MWR Marina, US Naval Station||Annapolis||MD|
|Nautical Heritage Society||San Clemente||CA|
|New England Sailing Center||Newport||RI|
|New York Sailing School||New Rochelle||NY|
|Nor'Banks Sailing Center||Duck||NC|
|North Kitsap Sailing Program||Poulsbo or Kingston||WA|
|North Side YMCA||Oklahoma City||OK|
|Onboard Sailing School||Shorewood||MN|
|Pacific Yachting and Sailing||Santa Cruz||CA|
|Philadelphia City Sail||Philadelphia||PA|
|Project USE/Coastal Education Center||Red Bank||NJ|
|Red Dragon Canoe Club||Edgewater Park||NJ|
|Rutgers College Rec Sailing Program||Piscataway||NJ|
|Sail Abilities/Peconic Sailing Company||Southold||NY|
|Sail Away Sailing Center||Winter Park||FL|
|Sailing Fascination||Newport Beach||CA|
|Salty Bill's Sailing School||Brooklyn||NY|
|Santa Barbara Sailing Center||Santa Barbara||CA|
|Scenic Bay Sailing School & Charters||Carmel||CA|
|Scout Sea Base||Newport Beach||CA|
|Sierra Nevada Community Sailing||Sparks||NV|
|Sierra Nevada Community Sailing||Reno/Sparks||NV|
|Sojourn Custom Sailing Charters||St. John||USVI|
|Southwestern College||Chula Vista||CA|
|Spinnaker Sailing||San Francisco||CA|
|St. Petersburg Sailing Center||St. Petersburg||FL|
|Team Sail Inc||Grayslake||IL|
|Texas Excursions||Corpus Christi||TX|
|Try Sail, Inc||Port Huron||MI|
|Univ Marine & Sailing Center||Pell City||AL|
|Vashaw Ent, Inc/Washington Sailing School||Alexandria||VA|
|Yachting Operation Services||Henderson Harbor||NY|
|Yale Corinthian Yacht Club||Branford||CT|
|YMCA Camp Nissokone||Oscoda||MI|
|Zink Aquatic Sports Center||Tulsa||OK|
Consider the Brendan Sail Training Program
The Brendan Sail Training Program is a sailing training program that builds confidence and improves self-esteem for youth with learning differences through sailing education.
Brendan focuses on each student and his or her individual needs. While the primary focus is on sailing skills, the end result is a strong sense of accomplishment and enhanced self-worth. Brendan's mission is to build pathways for self-confidence and personal growth in children with learning differences through sailing.
For more information, please visit http://www.brendansailing.org.
Sailors who are blind or vision impaired have been involved in organized sailing programs since 1979.
However, only within the past 20 years has blind sailing in the U.S. become more widespread and recognized. In addition, blind sailing has taken on an international aspect, with eight Blind World Sailing Championships having been held since 1992.
For more information, please be sure to visit Blind Sailing International.
Nominate a Sailor for the Gay S. Lynn Memorial Trophy
The Gay S. Lynn Memorial Trophy is the highest award presented by the Committee for Sailors with Disabilities and is given annually to a person, volunteer, professional, or a organization, that is recognized as having made an outstanding contribution to disabled sailors and the sport of adaptive sailing over a sustained period of time.
The award is given out at either US Sailing’s Annual Meeting or a major adaptive sailing event.
The late Gay S. Lynn was a major supporter of adaptive sailing for many, promoting the sport and letting sailors with disabilities know that they still had much to look forward to. In addition, Gay’s late husband Bill was a past President of US Sailing and their son, Bill, is an active sailor–both offshore and one-design-is a past North American and World Sonar Champion.
2017Juliette (Judy) McLennan
2016 Alphonsus “Rick” Doerr
2015 Jen French & Warrior Sailing Program
2014 Arthur O’Neill
2013 Magnus Liljedahl
2012 Harry R. Horgan & Shake-A-Leg Miami
2011 Matthew Chao
2010 Linda Merkle
2009 Betsy Alison
2008 Hugh Elliot
2007 Keith Burhans
2006 Urban Miyares
2005 Gene Hinkel
2004 Robie Pierce
2003 Judd Goldman Sailing Foundation & Peter Goldman
Nominate an Outstanding Adaptive Sailing Program for the Robie Pierce Award
Grants for the Adaptive Community
US Sailing does not have any involvement with the granting organizations listed below and provides no guarantee that the information is current. Please contact the providing organizations directly for more information.
Grants listed within the link below are posted as a courtesy and are not grants that US Sailing is directly involved with. Grants are both for organizations and individuals. US Sailing does not have any involvement with granting organizations listed and provides no guarantee that the information is current. Please contact the providing organizations directly for more information.
If you are an organization that would like your grant added to the listing, please contact Stu Gilfillen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking for a particular piece of equipment to increase access to the water at your center and not quite sure where to look for ideas? US Sailing is here to help! If you can't find what you are looking for please contact our Adaptive Programs Department for assistance.
Public Access Standards for Organizations
US Sailing's Where to Sail Databse- How to take control of your account.
Is your organization's Where to Sail information accurate and up-to-date? US Sailing's tool allows organizations to advertise themselves, specify facility offerings, what equipment and fleets are available, and drive traffic to their social media channels.
Why is it so important to use social media?
Social media platforms are another form of marketing. Your messaging can reach further, quicker and easier than any traditional media marketing can. Many individuals find it comforting to see first hand what your program is about, how it is run, and what kind of benefits it can bring to them. Using social media to share the amazing things that are happening at your club or sailing center will create awareness and ultimately invite people to be a part of something great they may not have been aware of in the past!
- Facebook is great for keeping current members and potential members in the loop in many ways, whether that be through status updates or posting photos and videos
- Facebook also gives you the opportunity to create awareness about an event you may be hosting, such as a regatta or fundraiser. You can invite your Facebook friends or public viewers to that event, give them all the details and can constantly update information about the event whenever you please
- Social Media How-To: Facebook
- Facebook Presentation
- Using Instagram allows you to connect with your members or potential members in multiple ways, whether that be through Instagram posts, stories, Instagram TV or going Live.
- Instagram is great for keeping members updated on events and promotions happening whether that day or the next day and letting people follow along with what goes on at your program on any given day.
- Social Media How-To: Instagram
- Instagram Presentation
- Twitter is great for keeping conversation flowing with member and potential members of your program and following along with trends happening in the sailing world.
- Twitter is really useful on a day you are hosting an event, giving people Tweet updates about what is going, the weather, postponements- it’s a great way to keep people in the loop in real-time
- Social Media How-To: Twitter
- Twitter Presentation