PVA Sailing Day on the Bay
Capt. Jack Sparrow – in Pirates of the Caribbean – said, “a sailboat is not just a mast or sails or a rudder; a sailboat is freedom”. For those with a disability that significantly limits their mobility on land, that statement is a reality.
PVA and Challenged Sailors San Diego invite you to a sailing day on the bay, utilizing a fleet of eight Martin 16 sailboats specifically designed for adaptive sailing. Learning the skills to maneuver a boat on San Diego Bay provides a sense of confidence, autonomy, and accomplishment that can have a significant positive effect on the sailors’ lives.
Sign in and sailing class at 11am
Sailing 12 noon to 3:00 or 3:30, followed by refreshments and celebrating.
The facilities are accessible and equipped with a lift for transferring sailors from wheelchairs into the boat.
We can rig the boat with a special Power Assist unit to enable both steering and trimming of the sails via a small electric joystick (similar to those often used on power wheelchairs) or a Sip and Puff mouthpiece.
We serve participants of all ages. All experience levels (from none to advanced) are welcome. For more information, please call the office at 858-450-1443.