At DBMS, we believe in making maritime activities and learning accessible and available for all individuals. Yet for those with varying physical and/or cognitive abilities, getting into a boat may seem out of the question. That’s why we created Accessail: an educational and recreational sailing program specifically geared for those who live with varying physical and/or cognitive abilities.

$10 per participant

1.5 hour sail in a Marshall 22′ Catboat

Available resources: Wheelchair access to boat, Hoyer Lift, 5-Point harness seats for trunk support.

Scheduled sails for the 2022 season may be viewed by clicking “Register” button. Book seats for yourself, family, friends or on behalf of an organization by clicking the button below.

Students have the opportunity to bond with the natural environment and gain a sense of freedom while having fun. Our program has had students with Autism, Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parapalegia, Quadriplegia, and a variety of other challenges including Blindness.

Accessail also offers the challenges of competition and the chance to be liberated from the confines of a disability. Our objective is to serve as many handicapped individuals as our boats and budget allow. US Sailing Presented Accessail with its “Outstanding Program for Disabled Sailors” award.