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.


Angel Island Campout – Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

Please join us for BAADS 2nd annual camping weekend on Angel Island. Ed Bridges was able to secure once again this amazing Civil War building with full support with Park Rangers to transport us and our gear. Accessible camping is available at Ayala Cove on the BAADS keelboats. BBQ on Sunday. Details to follow.

Save the Date – Herb Meyer Regatta is scheduled for September 24-25, 2016

Be sure to save the date–September 24-25th–for the 2016 Herb Meyer Regatta! The regatta will feature Lasers, the Liberty, Liberty Servo, 303, 2.3 Hansa Classes and RS Tera’s. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Next member meeting: August 21

The next membership meeting will be on Sunday, August 21, 11am at the South Beach Harbor community room.

Maintain the Urgency: Reinstating Paralympic Sailing in Tokyo 2020

Our friends at US Sailing urge us to keep the pressure on the International Paralympic Committee to reinstate Paralympic Sailing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Please read more at US Sailing and send in your letter of support!

BAADS is looking for keelboat skippers and first mates!

Are you interested in becoming a keelboat skipper for BAADS? Do you have extensive sailing experience or would you like to learn everything necessary to take out our keelboats on a Sunday sail? Please send us an email listing your sailing experience and tell us why you would be a good skipper candidate. We are especially seeking skippers who have disabilities! If you do not want to take on all the responsibilities that a skipper holds, you can become more involved in our keelboat program with our first-mate group. As first mate you will be kept up to date on skipper and keelboat sailing training, regattas and racing training, regular maintenance parties and other keelboat related events. For more information and to sign up as skipper candidate or first mate please send your email to baads.keelboat@gmail.com

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