Recreational, competitive and instructional sailing programs for people of all ages and levels of mobility to enjoy the thrill of the waves and open water and experience the freedom and independence of sailing.
About DISABLED SAILING ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Founded by Sam Sullivan in 1988, the Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia (DSA) strives to increase the level of independence, motivation and quality of life for people with physical disabilities through the sport of sailing. DSA's operations are based out of the Jericho Sailing Centre on English Bay in Vancouver and operate annually from May through August.
Our core program is designed to accommodate a range of disabilities and sailing skill levels. With the Sip & Puff autohelm control system and the specially designed Martin 16 sailboat at the centre of our activities, people with the highest levels of tetraplegia -- those with little or no movement below the neck -- can sail independently and in complete safety.
DSA is run by a highly trained and competent team of staff members and volunteers. We provide opportunities for recreational and competitive sailing as well as instruction for first-time, or novice, sailors.