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 $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.


2016 Herb Meyer Regatta volunteer and sailor registration now open

The 2016 Herb Meyer Regatta will be held September 24-25th! The regatta will feature the Liberty, Liberty Servo, 303, and 2.3 Hansa Classes. Registration is now open for sailors and volunteers.

Follow the preceding link to find registration links within that page. Download the Herb Meyer Regatta Notice of Race by clicking here.

November Board of Directors Election

Hello BAADS Members,

This is a not too early notice that there is a Board of Directors election in November. Roughly half of the seats are up for election for a two year term starting January 2017. Some existing Directors may choose to run again. However I am sure there will be open seats as well available. Please start considering if you wish to run or if you wish to nominate another. More information will follow later this month or in early September.

—Dylan Young /Commodore

Alma Cruise

Our annual cruise on Schooner Alma will be on September 11, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, departing and arriving at the accessible north gate of Pier 40.  Please sign-up online or leave a message on sail-mail (415-281-0212).  Please keep in mind that there are no bathrooms on Alma.  Alma has a hoist to lift wheelchairs and their users on board.  There will be a Giants home game on September 11, so please plan your arrival at Pier 40 accordingly.

Link to sign up:


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.

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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