Sailing boat

Able Sail Program

Introduction

Royal Hamilton Able Sail is a sailing program for individuals with a physical or developmental disability, age 8 and up. The RHYC has been operating a sailing school for over 50 years and the Able Sail program has been running at RHYC since 2001. The facility is wheelchair accessible and there are lifts for transferring participants to and from the boats if required.

The RHYC provides specifically designed boats such as Access 2.3, Access 303, Dinghies and Martin 16s, which are specially designed for persons with a disability.

The program includes a range of participation from having a relaxing sail to the excitement of racing. Based on your needs, there are a variety of options available for you to learn how to sail. The training is based on the standards of the Sail Canada. The instruction can be informal at your own pace or formal with certification. The boats used should accommodate most disabilities. RHYC does not currently have the option of electric or sip and puff controls. If this is what you would require, please contact us and we can tell you which programs in Ontario do have this technology.

2015 Able Sail Newsletter
 

 

Program Fee and Registration

Full Season Membership - $215

Includes participation in any of our programs throughout the season. Program formats may be combined for a total of 1-2 sessions per week.

Half Season Membership - $130

Includes participation in any of our programs for a maximum of 4 full weeks through out the sailing season. Program formats may be combined for a total of 1-2 sessions per week. Additional sessions may be booked but are subjected to availability.

Refunds are not granted if participant misses sessions or if weather requires cancellation.

Download the Able Sail Application form and Email (ablesail@rhyc.ca), fax or mail to us.

Able Sail Application Form      Online Registration

Program Dates

   
Summer Session July 3rd - August 25th

Times   
Monday and Wednesday 1:00pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

Contact Us

For any questions, concerns or feedback, feel free to email at ablesail@rhyc.ca.

Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
555 Bay Street North, Hamilton, ON 
Phone: 905-528-8464
Fax: 905-528-2622

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