Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario

DSAO and Able Sail Toronto Queens Quay

Queens Quay Disabled Sailing GOAL is to:

  1. Provide safe sailing opportunities for people with disabilities.
  2. Facilitate rehabilitation and social integration for children and adults with disabilities.
  3.  Provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop sailing skills and attain personal goals.
  4.  Enable high-level quadriplegics and others with severe mobility impairments to sail independently.
  5.  Above all, help members strive for greater independence and quality of life.

QQDSP is dedicated first and foremost to the safety of our members and volunteers

RECREATIONAL SAILING

Recreational sailing times are available from 12 PM to 6:30 PM on Wednesdays to Sundays. Each 2 hour sail cost $15.

The “Get on Board” youth program runs Mondays and Tuesdays from July to August.

Special events, such as our Around-the-Island sails and barbecues run periodically throughout the summer.

RACING

Racing is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 PM to 8 PM. These times are available to strengthen the racing abilities of our sailors in order to compete in regattas in Ontario and throughout Canada.

KEELBOAT PROGRAM

We offer organizations which serve people with disabilities to bring groups to the waterfront for a sail in one of two Sonar keelboats.

OUR BOATS

The QQDSP has a fleet of six Martin 16 two person sloops designed specifically for people with disabilities, including weighted  keels to prevent capsizing. QQDSP has specialized equipment to increase the accessibility of the program. From specialized Martin 16 sailboats, to lift systems, and staff and volunteers trained in approved transfer techniques, QQDSP can get you on the water!

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are an integral part of QQDSP. They help out as transfer assistants, sailing companions, and event and social  coordinators. Without volunteers, the QQDSP program could not function.

SPONSORSHIP

The Queens Quay Disabled Sailing Program relies on support from corporate and private sponsors. Their funding allows us to deliver our program to the community.

Funding is needed for program staff wages, new equipment purchases, insurance, docking fees and boat maintenance.

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Hours of Operation

QQDSP is open from May to September, Wednesday - Sunday from 11am to 7pm

QQDSP Get on Board! Youth program is open Mondays and Tuesdays in July and August.

Getting Here

By TTC - take the 509 or 510 Westbound Harbourfront/Exhibition/Spadina Streetcar from underground at Union Station. Disembark at Rees St. (Radisson Plaza Hotel) and head south on Robertson Cres.

By Car - the clubouse is located on the South/West corner of Queens Quay and Rees St, just south of the Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating.

Pay Parking Options 

  • West side of Lower Simcoe St. between Queens Quay and Lakeshore 
  • North/West corner of Queens Quay W and Rees St.
  • South side of Queens Quay underground 2 blocks east at harbourfront Centre 
  • East on Robertson Cres underground at our neighbor Radisson Admiral Hotel

 

 

Martin16 sailboats Able Sail Toronto Queens Quay

DSAO - Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario DSAO is a family of organizations that promote and enable Ontarians with disabilities to experience therapeutic, recreational and social rehabilitation through the freedom of independent sailing. DSAO's objective is to build the sport of disabled sailing, assist with athlete development and sustain international competitive excellence. DSAO - Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario
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