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.
We currently have free sailing on the Martins on most Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations are required. Group sailing and alternate days can be arranged by calling our sailing office at 619-523-9318 or email at . Check the calendar for upcoming available dates.