BAADS and Treasure Island Sailing Center Co-Able Sailing Summer Camp!

The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS), in partnership with Treasure Island Sailing Center, is proud to present the first ever Co-Able Sailing Summer Camp. The goal of this unique program is to combine students with and without disabilities in such a manner that they will encourage and assist each other to become independent sailors. Ideally, students with disabilities will ask a friend (with or without a disability) to accompany them. They will sit side by side and learn from each other. Sailing is one of the few activities people with severe disabilities can participate and compete in on a level playing field with able bodied.


Week 1 – June 16 to June 20            Age: 7 to 11

Week 2 – June 30 to July 4              Age: 12 to 18

Week 3 – August 4 to August 8       Age: 12 to 18

All classes start with a Chalk Talk at 9:00 AM. There will be a short lunch break at 12:00 noon.  Boats will come in by 2:00 PM for a review of the day’s activities.  Sailors will leave the dock at 3:00 PM after securing all equipment  and cleaning up what they used.

Where:  Pier 40, the Embarcadero at the BAADS Dock! Sailing will take place in McCovey Cove!

Boats & Instructors:  A US Sailing Certified Instructor will be provided by Treasure Island Sailing Center along with an assistant.  Two skilled young sailors will be provided by South Beach Yacht Club to assist.

BAADS will be supplying safety boats and five Hansa 303’s for the program. The Hansa 303 is a unique vessel that requires the participants to sit side by side. Either sailor can steer, operate the sheets and easily assist their neighbor.

At the end of the program we expect students to become aware of the nautical vocabulary necessary for sailing, to become familiar with currents and tides peculiar to McCovey Cove and San Francisco Bay and, most significantly, be capable of sailing a small sloop rigged vessel in and around McCovey Cove safely. Rules of the road and all matters concerning safety will be emphasized daily.

Cost:  $25 refundable at the end of the program.

Registration: Download the 2014 Co-Able Camp Registration Form and send it in!

Transportation:  No transportation is provided, but South Beach is located adjacent to AT&T Ballpark on the N and T Muni lines.

Contact Info: Phone: 415.421.2225. Secure Fax: 415.421.2208. Email:

More information about the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors and Treasure Island Sailing Center can be found at and