Adaptive Sailing Clinics
Student Capacity: 3-4 per course
Your community sailing center is built on the foundation of inclusiveness. The entire sailing center and fleet have been purposely designed and actively modified so that we may accommodate a wide range of abilities. There are opportunities to help all youth and adults overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing. Students will have fun while learning how to sail and also experience increased self-confidence, the camaraderie of teamwork, and improved leadership skills. The Adaptive Sailing Program is conducted in partnership with organizations and institutions of the New Orleans community. Partner groups can schedule individual dates listed or reserve multiple sessions.
This is a 3-hour one-on-one session with one of our certified instructors. Each session is customizable to the student’s goals.
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Community Sailing New Orleans. has partnered with several veterans organizations to provide sailing clinics for prior and current service members. These clinics are designed to help introduce and integrate veterans and their families into sailing. The facility can accommodate a wide variety of abilities.
If you are a veterans organization interested in booking a sailing clinic, please contact our office at 504.233.3292 for more details.
Adaptive sailing (also referred to as universal access) provides meaningful therapeutic value in a safe, exciting and enjoyable manner, accommodating a broad range of physical and cognitive disabilities. It includes family involvement and is time tested and delivered in accordance with national standards.
“Instead of acting as the passive beneficiaries of sailing activities, people with disabilities can be direct participants where social interaction and teamwork are promoted in an environment of a sailboat’s cockpit. The integration of these fundamentals reinforces the goals of rehabilitation: independence, communication, identity formation, comprehension, concentration, focus and problem-solving in a demanding environment.” Therapy on the Water, Universal Access Sailing at Boston’s Community Boating, Zechel, Du Moulin and Kunicki, Palaestra, Forum of Sport, Physical Education and Recreation for Those With Disabilities (2013).
People in our community with disabilities – cognitive and physical, old and young – and their families are provided the opportunity to sail through the use of specialized accessible boats, specialized transfer equipment and trained staff.