Presented by the Charlestown Waterfront Coalition, Courageous Sailing, and Piers Park Sailing Center.
Date & Time: Saturdays, June 11 and September 3 - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. (An 11:30-12:30 sail may be added to meet demand.)
Location: Breezeway of the Harborview building, next to Spaulding Rehab Hospital, at the base of 16th Street in Charlestown. View a Map
Each year in June and September, Courageous organizes and runs Charlestown Adaptive Sailing Day in cooperation with the Charlestown Waterfront Coalition and Piers Park Sailing Center. Adaptive Sailing Days are an opportunity for adults and kids with any sort of disability to come out for a free one-hour sail with an instructor from Courageous Sailing or Piers Park Sailing Center. A hoyer lift and physically adaptive boats are available for participants who use wheelchairs. Families and friends are welcome, and lunch and bottled water are provided.
In the years that we’ve been hosting this event, it has proven to be an incredible experience for instructors, participants, and family members alike. In the words of one mom affiliated with Special Townies, a Charlestown grassroots organization serving children with autism or special needs and their families, being on the water is “just about heaven.” Another mother noted that her son would happily sail all day if given the chance. Clients of Spaulding Rehabilitation Center have enjoyed the chance to get out on the water, too. Every year, more people become part of the community that participates in Adaptive Sailing Day year after year.
For more information about Special Townies, check out their Facebook Page
Please email Jen Bodde, Courageous's Education Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or would like to be added to the mailing list.