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Adaptive Sailing

Welcome to US Sailing’s home for adaptive sailing

Adaptive sailing refers to programs that provide unrestricted access to the water and experiential sailing for persons with disabilities.
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Develop an Adaptive Sailing Program

There are many advantages to establishing an adaptive sailing program at your sailing club or organization, such as;

  • Enhancing your US Sailing Small Boat Level I and US Sailing Basic Keelboat certifications with endorsements
  • Making sailing a more accessible sport
  • Growing your adaptive sailing program

US Sailing has resources to help you as you learn more about:  facility requirements, equipment adaptations,  staff training tips, recruitment, resources, and funding.

If you have specific questions regarding program development, please contact

Use the Adaptive Sailing Resource Manual to guide you as you develop an adaptive sailing program or expand upon an existing one.

Establish adaptive sports programs for youth with disabilities

 Become an Adaptive Sailing Instructor

Are you looking to get involved instructing sailors with disabilities? Then the Adaptive Instructor Course is for you.  In order to receive the Adaptive Instructor Endorsement, you must be a current US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor or Basic Keelboat Instructor. Check the event calendar below to find a [...]

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