Planning an accessible Cape Cod vacation? Put adaptive sailing on your list of don't-miss activities!
Sail Cape Cod's adaptive sailing program makes it "a breeze" for vacationers (and locals, too!) with physical or cognitive limitations to get out on the Cape's scenic waters.
Personal Note: Before I tell you all about adaptive sailing with SCC, I want to
say thank you again to Jim Hoar (a/k/a "Coach"), Ed Martin, Kerry Walsh
and the rest of the SCC team for inviting me to come see, first-hand,
what they do and how they do it. Thank you so much for your time, your talent, and your devotion to accessible sailing on Cape Cod!!
Sail Cape Cod is a Hyannis MA-based, private, non-profit organization that's dedicated to the goal of bringing affordable, accessible sailing to locals and visitors alike.
Having seen SCC's operation "up close and personal", I'd say they meet that goal - and then some!
Whether you're interested in private sailing lessons or just looking for a leisurely pleasure cruise, the Sail Cape Cod team will do their best to make it happen.
SCC's adaptive sailboat "Lila" is specially outfitted to accommodate physically or cognitively disabled children, teens and adults.
She's a safe, stable girl (sailboats are traditionally referred to as female!) that's perfect for a novice's first sail - and for experienced sailors, too.
There's a Hoyer-style lift at the dock for guests who need help transferring from a wheelchair to the boat. And well-trained SCC crew are always there to assist with boarding ...
... and on the water, where SCC's certified instructors lend as much or as little assistance as needed.
The SCC team are a super-friendly, talented group of ladies and gents who absolutely love what they do!
Whether they're giving lessons to young people like JB, or helping disabled veterans rekindle their passion for sailing, or taking mobility-challenged seniors out for an afternoon cruise ... the entire SCC crew go out of their way to make sure everyone has a wonderful time!
For more information about adaptive sailing with SCC, and to reserve your time on the water ...
P.S. If you do go sailing with SCC, I'd love to hear all about it! You can contact me here.