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Sail With Us!



Sailing is a powerful way for people to push their limits and capture independence and freedom. The DSC's docks are equipped with accessible ramps, Hoyer lifts and plenty of shaded space.

This is a no-cost, volunteer-run program that allows individuals with disabilities to experience the freedom of sailing and learn to sail.

Sailors are welcome to come to the Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) to be coached and supported by a tireless group of volunteers, friends and family. Check in starts at 9:45 am, and sailing time will be from 10:00am until 12:00pm.

This year, we are offering racing, with coaching available !

Three options for sailing are offered: 

  • single- or double-handing a Hansa Access 303 dinghy, with sailing instruction and racing available
  • Instruction for learning to sail aboard a Sonar 23 (with skipper and crew aboard)
  • "Therapeutic Recreation"; a skipper and crew will take you for a sail around the harbor on a Freedom 20
Please indicate your preference upon registration!

The boats we offer:

  • Hansa Access 303 Dinghy- (pictured above) a one- to two-person sailboat specifically designed for people with limited mobility or require trunk support. They are easy to sail, perfect for learning and can be sailed solo, or with a family member or friend. You will receive coaching assistance on the water from a power boat, with the option to participate in racing. 
  • Freedom 20 keelboat-this boat is recommended for those who require trunk support and stability.  You will sail with a skipper and 1 crew, and we encourage you to take a turn at the helm!
  • Sonar 23 keelboat-this boat is easily adapted and boasts a roomy cockpit for comfort. You will sail with a skipper and 1 crew, and we encourage you to haul a line or two and take a turn at the helm!


Hoyer lift transfer assistance is available for boarding/disembarking any of our boats. We will provide all safety equipment, including life jackets.

Please note: We are continuing to require face coverings on the docks and while sailing during these events,

unless you are single-handing (sailing solo).

Volunteer for adaptive sailing events

Our Adaptive program is almost entirely run by volunteers, and we welcome all types of help from greeters and escorts, to those who can rig the Hansa Access Dinghies.


Sailing experience is not required; just compassion, a willingness to learn, and a desire to have fun! 

Sailing in Action!

Group Adaptive Sailing Events

We offer special discounted rates for organizations or groups of individuals with disabilities. We offer sailing events for groups of 5-35 people. Rates vary from $25/person - $35 depending on the group size and duration of the sail. Please email info@downtownsailing.org for more information.

We are sorry, but due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer group events during 2021.


 

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The Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org