Able sailing started at Nepean Sailing Club in the mid 1990’s when enthusiastic sailors with disabilities tried sailing initially on a Tanzer 22 sailboat. The first two Martin 16 sailboats were acquired by Nepean Sailing Club in 1997 and the National Capital Able Sailing Association was incorporated in 1998.
In 2003 Nepean Sailing Club and the National Capital Able Sail Association hosted Mobility Cup on the new able sail dock. Nepean Sailing Club acquired a third Martin 16 in 2003 and a fourth in 2005 to meet the growing demand. In 2008 Ontario Sailing lent Nepean Sailing Club a fifth Martin 16. In 2008 two members acquired International 2.4mR sailboats and are currently training for the 2013 Canada Summer Games.