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We have a sailing programme at my club that offers people with disabilities the opportunity to sail regardless of their level of ability, skill, or personal circumstances. The programme offers various levels so the disabled participants can choose to sail recreationally or race! Similar programs are available worldwide.
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introduce people with disabilities to sailing using the special dinghies assisted by an experienced skipper and volunteer staff. Disabled sailers can progress to participating in national and international events.

Just thought I would share. Perhaps there is someone you know that might benefit.
 

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We have a Disabled Sailing Association here too, using purpose built/designed Martin 16s that have been adapted to 'sip and puff' control technology. It's quite successful.

Started largely by a local parapalegic fellow, Sam Sullivan, who gained a bit of international fame when he was involved in the buildup to the Vancouver 2010 olympics..By then the Mayor of Vancouver, he attended the closing in Turin Italy and made quite an entrance.

Disabled Sailing Association - Welcome!
 
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