A brightly colored dinghy tacks in McCovey Cove

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

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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.


Donate jackets, blankets and sleeping bags to the homeless!

BAADS Members, please bring your used jackets, blankets, unused sleeping bags, and even pet food to donate to the homeless. You can bring these items to the membership meeting on Sunday. Captain Roger will distribute them to homeless folks in SF on Christmas Day.

BAADS Election 2014 – Vote now! Voting will close at 9am Dec. 21st

Join us for the monthly membership on this Sunday, December 21st, at 11am in the South Beach Harbor Community Room. Election results will be announced. If you are a BAADS Member in good standing (2014 dues have been paid for by December 1st) please visit http://www.baads.org/elections/ to cast your vote as soon as possible. If you are unsure whether you are a current BAADS member, contact Treasurer Brian Pease at treasurer@baads.org. Individual members are eligible to submit one ballot and family memberships are eligible to submit two ballots. All voting must be completed by 9 AM on December 21 (before the December membership meeting). Continue reading: BAADS Election 2014 – Vote now! Voting will close at 9am Dec. 21st

Save the Dates: Race Clinics on January 10 and February 14

Racers, we are very pleased to announce that Paul Zupan, the international racing judge who spoke at the recent racing rules seminar, has generously offered to conduct two race clinics in January & February. More details to follow Continue reading: Save the Dates: Race Clinics on January 10 and February 14

BAADS Thanksgiving Potluck – Thank you!

Huge thanks to Les Henessey, Tammy DeSilva and their crew of Alex, Karen, Linda, Norm, and Keith, and all the BAADS members, who together made for an amazing Thanksgiving Day.


Thank you to all who made the haul out possible: Allen Darnell, Stephen Pendas, Rob Geidl, Harold Goldman, Caroline Blanckenburg, Dave Corbin, Chris Naughton, Jeff Breen, Kristi Grotting Hruzewicz, Ray Duran, Nina Riehs and Tom Allegretti. The boats are back at South Beach Harbor and ready to use this Sunday!

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