Accessible sailing

Adaptive sailing takes place daily during the summer from the Esplanade in Boston. Mercury and Sonar sailboats are provided, with adaptations as needed.

Learn to sail with Community Boating, Inc. on the Esplanade at the Charles River Reservation. Specialized accessible sailboats and transfer equipment, dedicated staff assistance, and sailing instruction are all provided. Adaptive seating and a Hoyer lift are also available.

Sailors can reserve 75-minute sailing lessons or guided recreational sails that are customized to meet your needs. If you sign up for lessons, you can track your progress and get rated on the various vessels. You can also take part in group sailing classes and competitive races.

Sailors must sign a release form and meet our Essential Eligibility Criteria.

2018 adaptive sailing dates

April 1–October 31, 7 days a week by appointment.

Program Cost: $50 for the season. A need-based, reduced fee of $1 is available. 

The Universal Access Program operates on a reservation basis. You can book appointments up to 30 days in advance. You can reserve a whole boat for lessons or sails 2 times per week. You can also reserve unlimited seats for guided recreational sails.

Returning members can register online via Community Boating's scheduling webpage. New members must get an orientation before scheduling an appointment. Please make sure that you are familiar with Community Boating's UAP Policies.

If you need help booking an appointment, contact Community Boating at uap@community-boating.org or call (617) 651-1209.

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