AQVA’s activities are designed to relieve the physical obstacles that challenge the mobility impaired. Too often people choose to 'do for' instead of 'do with' those challenged physically. This can result in a tendency towards passivity on the part of the handicapped person who no longer seeks to do for oneself. Our goal is, therefore, to offer the opportunity and resources necessary for those with mobility impairments to learn to sail independently. We believe that sailing, a symbol of freedom and independence, can have a positive effect on one's personal and social life.
AQVA is a charitable organization where the mobility impaired are well represented on its board of directors. We are a community organization with a dependable source of enthusiastic and collaborative volunteers.
Registered as a non-profit organization since 1998, AQVA depends on the support of private, public and corporate donations. Funds donated are used to purchase and maintain the adapted sailboats as well as other equipment. They also allow us to subsidize the sailing program, thereby offering it at the very reasonable cost of only $15 per outing.