Hyannis Harbor, 2019. For Individuals with Physical, Developmental or Intellectual Challenges. ‘SeaLegs’ Adaptive Sailing Program is for all disabled youth, adults and veterans to help them overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing. Participants enjoy sailing while also experiencing increased self-confidence, the camaraderie of teamwork, and improved leadership skills. This program now has a retrofitted a specially-equipped adaptive sailboat dedicated to serving disabled sailors, both first-time and experienced.
The adaptive sailboat is custom designed so that even the more disabled sailor can skipper the boat. It is equipped with modular, supported seats, and custom-made sailplan and is specially designed to give disabled sailors ready access to steering and sail trimming. There is also a portable hoyer-style lift at the Gary Brown Ramp dock in Hyannis to accommodate any disabled sailor in need of assistance from wheelchair to sailboat.
Staff and volunteers are being specially trained to accommodate all disabilities, physical, developmental and cognitive, as well as those going through physical or emotional therapy.
Students will meet & board daily at the Gateway Marina docks on the corner of Ocean and South Streets behind the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South St, Hyannis.