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ABOUT ABLESAIL NL

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young girl in sailboat with assistant PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES

AbleSailNL provides qualified instruction, equipment, and access to both recreational and competitive sailing for people with physical, intellectual, and visual disabilities.

Our programs are designed to accommodate:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neurodegenerative conditions
  • Post-stroke
  • Amputations
  • Cerebral palsy


mature woman in lifejacket smiling SAILING FOR EVERYONE

Our goal is to enable people of all ages and abilities to share in the physical and mental health benefits that can be realized through the sport of sailing.

Future Goals

  • Host the Mobility Cup in 2025
  • Continue to grow interest from sailors, volunteers, and coaches
  • Provide resources for all inclusive sailing cruising excursions
  • Provide resources to develop an Able Sail NL Race Team
  • Provide resources to send Able Sail NL Race Team to competitions
  • Create an accessible sailing community capable of managing a recreational sailing program


mature woman in lifejacket smiling OVERCOMING BARRIERS

We assist in overcoming barriers by providing specialized equipment including dockside lifts and adapted sail boats.

AbleSailNL Equipment:

AbleSail Lift

  • Easily installed on most docks
  • Safe and easy to use
  • Installed at docks & pool
  • Provided by Canway Equipment

Access Dinghies

  • Easy to Rig & Sail
  • Joystick Steering
  • Forward facing sling seats for comfort
  • Weighted dagger board for stability