We are excited to share that National Capital Able Sail Association (NCASA) has been selected by @CTJumpstart to receive a grant from their Sport Relief Fund. The fund helps community sport organization continue to provide access to sport and play for Canadian kids.
This grant will go a long way towards helping NCASA, through Nepean Sailing Club (NSC), operate a NEW Youth Able Sail Day Camp Program, specifically focused on youth with physical disabilities.
A dedicated staff of coaches and companion-sailors will allow NCASA to operate the Youth Able Sail Day Camp Program, with the goal of encouraging new young sailors to embrace sailing as a recreational and competitive sport.
NCASA, through the NSC, has adaptive sailing programs and accessible Martin 16 sailboats for individuals with physical disabilities. Our Able Sail programs cater to all levels of sailors from never sailed to competitive racers. The Martin 16 Adaptive Sail Boat is a small keelboat with adaptive control systems to fit the needs of sailors with any level of physical disability, from mild mobility issues to quadriplegic. These boats come prepared with adaptive seating which helps with core control and balance, head rest capabilities, sip ‘n puff technology and electric steering / tiller bar controls. Nepean Sailing Club facilities and site are fully accessible.