The barque “Star of India” (the oldest active sailing ship in the world) is celebrating her 150th birthday this year and was moored out in San Diego Bay for a special gala dinner on Saturday. Challenged America’s Martin 16s got to view it up close from all sides on a beautiful fall day.
Challenged America’s fleet of Martin 16s has design features that make sailing accessible to all sailors with mobility impairments. Stability, adjustable seating and specialized control systems make it user friendly for sailors with any level of physical ability.
We offer optional automated systems for steering, sail sheeting and bilge pumping. By incorporating the needs of high quadriplegic sailing, our Martin 16 are the most accessible One-Designs on the market, providing high quads with ‘sip and puff’ options, enabling them to race competitively or just spend the day sailing on the bay.