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 $40/year for individuals or $80 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.


US Sailing Instructor Wanted

BAADS seeks a US Sailing Instructor to spearhead its effort to develop a formalized, adaptive sailing curriculum for our Dinghy Program. This paid position is perfect for a highly motivated instructor interested in adaptive sailing. Details at www.baads.org/job. Help us spread the word and let us know if you know anyone who would be a good fit.

BAADS Monthly Membership meeting – April 19th 11am

Join us for the monthly membership on this Sunday, April 19th, at 11am in the South Beach Harbor Community Room. As a reminder, BAADS member meetings take place on the third Sunday each month at 11am in the South Beach Community room.

BAADS at Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show – Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who represented BAADS at Strictly Sail Pacific!

Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta at American YC (Rye) May 28-31, 2015

Save the date and start making your travel plans! The Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta and Women’s Invitational will be held at American YC (Rye) May 28-31, 2015. NOR and event details are available at the event website.

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!

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