Several years ago, an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant enabled MBSC to enhance our facilities and acquire purposed boats for individuals with physical or mental challenges.
The shore facilities include new docks with wheelchair accessible ramps, a hoyer lift, main clubhouse accessible pathways from club, dinghy shed and pavilion to the water. The boats include two Access dinghies and an Independence 20 keelboat, on loan from Atlantic Challenge. For the last five years we have been able to offer sailing experiences to hundreds of individuals and we will do so again this summer.
We Offer two Opportunities
AbleSail – Youth
Able Sail program Access Dinghy
We offer a limited number of regular sailing school spaces for youth 9-18 years old in CAN Sail 1 & 2. The students will be integrated into the daily 9 a.m. to 4. p.m. program, but will use specially rigged Access dinghies that accommodate physical handicaps.
AbleSail – Adult Sailing Experience on the Independence 20
Able Sail Independence 20AbleSail adult participants will experience the joys of sailing with our instructor. For some, it is a one day adventure into a new world. For others, it can be a new pastime, as they develop their skills further on each outing.
Sessions are scheduled at a mutually agreed time.