Accessible Sailing Program

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Accessible Sailing Program

July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015

The Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor offers an accessible and adapted sailing program for children and adults with disabilities. This year’s event is limited to 16 students from ages 12-18 from July 6 – July 10, 2015.

In collaboration with the Maryland School for the Blind, the DSC is offering this one week course for visually impaired students to learn basic sailing skills as well as develop teamwork and communication skills. This DSC program uses sailing to “broaden horizons, stimulate the mind, and engage young people actively with learning and their environment.” Through the “classroom of the sailboat” students work together to overcome obstacles, plan and execute maneuvers, develop self-discipline and strengthen self-esteem as they explore Baltimore’s rich historical waterfront.

Chaperoned by MSB staff, students will spend 3 hours each day on accessible sailboats in and around the Inner Harbor. Please note: MSB staff are trained to administer basic First Aid and will take all necessary precautions to ensure student safety in the heat and sun during this program. However, as with any summer activity, physical stamina and endurance are important considerations for participation. Due to the nature of this program, close monitoring for chronic medical conditions that may be exacerbated by heat and medication administration cannot be provided by MSB staff during the actual sailing course.

Students can choose to participate daily or stay overnight in dorms on the MSB Campus.

This program is FREE to Maryland students through funding from MSB!

For more information please contact Vicky Watt at 410-444-5000 x 1249 or email by May 31, 2015.