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.


Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show This Weekend!

BAADS has access to a few complimentary tickets to the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show going on this weekend. Tickets are limited, so if you are interested please email: commodore@baads.org


The SF Boat Show (January 15-18th) has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Next member meeting: January 24th

Please note that there are date changes for the first three member meetings in 2016. There were scheduling conflicts with the South Beach Harbor community room. The new dates are January 24, February 28, and March 27, all at 11am. The remaining 2016 meeting will continue to be on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Thanks for a great 2015!

BAADS Board December 2015

Thanks to all of the volunteers, sailors, family, donors, friends, and supporters who made 2015 a great year. Happy Holidays from BAADS!

Sailing Instruction for new sailors with disabilities

BAADS is excited to offer a FREE beginning sailing training program for people with physical disabilities for its small boat program. The course will start on Saturday, October 17th from 11am-4pm and will be held on eight Saturdays through the next few months. The course will be held at the northern entrance at South Beach Yacht Harbor at Pier 40 near AT&T Park in San Francisco. For more information, go to our Pioneer Grant Instruction page.

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