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.

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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.


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 will be available soon 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!


keelboatTo sign up for our Sunday keelboat sails, you can from now on use an online sign up form. All information can be found on our Sunday keelboat sailing page
If you prefer to call in, you can also still sign up using our sail mail number at 415-281-0212

Saturday Feb 14th Race Clinic!

Dinghy Sailors & Volunteers! For those of you that are interested in improving your racing skills, we have a great clinic planned for Saturday, February 14 at 11 AM. Sign up now online!

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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.training@gmail.com

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