Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Adaptive Sailing: Building a Program

by Cristina Rubke, Maureen McKinnon, Betsy Alison and Joe Harris

Why Adaptive Sailing?

• Creates a positive difference in many lives
• Increases your membership and outreach base
• Increases access to funding opportunities
• Creates new Partnership and sponsorship opportunities
• Provides full inclusion to your community
• Improves community relations

Learn more about the advantages of establishing an adaptive sailing program at your sailing organization. In this Sailing Leadership Forum presentation, you will learn about adaptive facilities, equipment, designs, staff training tips, recruitment, resources and funding.


  1. Hi,
    My name is Karen Knull. My husband and I own Yankee Point Marina in Lancaster, VA. On the weekend of October 24 - 26, 2014, we are hosting a regatta to benefit the Independence Fund, a wholly volunteer charity which provides adaptive wheelchairs to combat wounded amputees. We will have at least 12 veterans participating in the regatta and would welcome your suggestions, help and attendance at this first annual event. We have been holding charity regattas for 15 years of owning the marina and have all the facilities to make this a truly memorable event. Please check out the Indy fund at

    I look forward to hearing from you and your group.


  2. Check out the adapted sailing program in Traverse City Michigan. Traverse Area Community Sailing.
    We have 5 adapted boats and US Sailing staff.
    Please consider being a volunteer or donate to a wonderful program!

    We are looking for another Access 303 if anyone has one to sell. thanks
    Barb Hutchens