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Able Sail

Atlantic Challenge Canada is proud to be a founding sponsor of a local Able Sail program for youth and adults with mobility impairments. Through determination and hard work of volunteers and the use of a 20’ Freedom Independence originally donated to Atlantic Challenge, the Able Sailing program began on Georgian Bay in 2001.

This specially equipped sailboat is designed to provide a safe environment for participants with disabilities where they may learn how to sail with qualified staff. The program, which is currently being run by the Midland Bay Sailing Club, is part of a larger group of Able Sail programs throughout Ontario and Canada using a variety of boats.

For more information about an Able Sail program in your neighbourhood, please contact the Ontario Sailing Association.