Challenged America has a fleet of seven Martin 16 sailboats adaptable to many disabilities. Our facilities are 100% accessible and are equipped with lifts for sailors transferring from wheelchairs.
“If you can breathe, you can sail.” – Scott Meide, Challenged America Sailor
The Challenged America learn-to-sail program is available to the disabled community, taught in the Martin 16, a two-person, accessible sixteen foot, high-performance, safe and unsinkable sloop. Sailing instruction is from our Shelter Island (San Diego) facility.
Most physical disabilities can be readily accommodated with accessible and adaptive technology, devices, equipment, and proven sailing techniques. And if you have a unique challenge and need we are unable to immediately accommodate, give our adaptive sailing team a little time to work on it, and we’ll get you sailing at Challenged America before the tide changes too often.
For information on the small boat program, click here