A brightly colored dinghy tacks in McCovey Cove

Our Mission

We strive to make all aspects of sailing accessible. Learn more about what we do.

Join Us

Membership is open to people with disabilities and their families, friends, caregivers and assistants – including you! (Read our guest policy!)

Dues are $50/year for individuals or $100 for families, and cover all the sailing you can stand. Join now!


Volunteers assist sailors, provide safety using a chase boat, teach basic sailing skills and help assemble and disassemble boats.  All you really need is enthusiasm for helping others and being out on the water. Learn more about volunteering.


We are a 501(c)(3) organization and rely on tax-deductible donations (tax ID 94-3067409), corporate sponsors, and grants to run our programs. Donate securely online through PayPal, or learn about other ways to help.


Skipper Training

Mark  your calendars  we’re organizing skipper training in late April. In the meantime get your US Sailing Manual.


BAADS is again kayaking with Environmental Traveling Companions

On Sunday, May 6th, BAADS is again kayaking with Environmental Traveling Companions. Everyone will be paired up in two or three person kayaks depending upon your skill level. We’ll embark from ETC’s office and kayak around the Sausalito area including the houseboats for about a two hour cruise. Our discounted price is only $20 per person. If you want to kayak, contact KatMaddox@iCloud.com.  We had a great time last year. https://vimeo.com/25757


BAADS kayaking with ETC

Monthly Member Meetings are Back!

BAADS is once again holding monthly member meetings. We want the meetings to be educational, collaborative and enjoyable and give the members an opportunity to get to know each other. We do not plan on rehashing what the Board of Directors just discussed but will be announcing upcoming activities. The meetings will be short (11:30 AM – 12:15 PM) and feature a guest speaker who will talk on a particular topic at each meeting. We also hope to have light refreshments. If you have ideas on potential guest speakers or group activities, please send them to KatMaddox@icloud.com.

Chris Childress will speak at our upcoming February 18th meeting. Chris is a certified sailing instructor and USCG licenced captain, with 6 years of keeping boats out of trouble on San Francisco Bay. He will be speaking briefly on some updates to BAADS safety policies and local hazards associated with sailing on the San Francisco Bay. All skippers are highly encouraged to attend but everyone who sails with BAADS should be aware of our safety policy including how fill out an incident report. Chris will also explain how to determine windspeed while on the water as well as how to identify safety hazards around the bay. We hope to see everyone there!

Board Of Directors Election Results

Thank you all for voting in the 2017 BAADS Board Of Directors election.  Here is a list of those members elected to the board:

Chris Childers

Alex Okrut

Jeff Breen

Eric Roberts

Stan Freedman

Ed Gallagher

Tim Grant

BAADS mentioned in Outside magazine!

Wow. To our suprise BAADS is currently talked about in Outside magazine about adventure trips you can do in a wheelchair.


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