Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario

Did you know, that every 5th membership registrant wins a shirt and hat compliments of the City of Toronto, these are elegant regalia from the Pan Am Games, modelling here are Ann Kennedy and Rosa.

Surprise! 3 new large umbrellas for shade from the sun. Compliments of Harbourfront Foundation. Thank you Harbourfront!

Docks are in, sailing time soon! New lift receptacles will be installed Thursday, April 27th by sponsor Dinghy Caddy. Thank you Keith Moreau and your team for your donation to DSAO.

Register before May 15th for a 1 in 5 chance to win a shirt and hat.

Go now to the DSAO website - disabledsailingontario.com and follow these steps:

  1. Login with your username and password.
    * If you have forgotten your password or user name, click on the applicable link to reset them.
    * If you do not have an account, click on Create an account.
  2. Fill out your membership form and make your payment.
    * You can pay using Paypal or credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card on the payment form select "Don't have a Paypal account?" When you expand that option you will see where to enter your credit card information.
    * To pay by debit, setup a PayPal account then choose debit.

Remember: Your membership must be paid before you can book sails.

Online membership is quick, safe and environmentally friendly, so don't wait-- do it now!

Mobility Cup 2017 Racer registration and volunteer registration is now open.
Entry fees are $285 CDN for each competitor. The entry fee covers, racing, transportation between the venue & official Mobility Cup hotels, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, Monday barbecue & Thursday banquet. Additional tickets for the barbecue & banquet will be available for purchase.
Late entries received after August 6th, 2017 may be accepted provided the maximum number of entries have not been exceeded and with payment of a late entry fee of $100 CDN.
We welcome you to visit the Mobility Cup website to register!

Your friends on the Mobility Cup Committee

See that? That’s my wheelchair, and I’m not in it!

The Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (DSAO) provides people living with a disability the resources necessary to enjoy the pleasures of sailing.

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Karen-Ann Xavier gave a presentation about Disabled Sailing to the York Quay Neighbourhood Association at the Radisson Hotel on Queens Quay on February 1st. Here is a link to a subsequent blog post on the YQNA website about DSAO.

"It's all about our relationships with our neighbors and a sense of community" Karen-Ann says, "Come on over and enjoy the fun and pleasure of seeing and helping  our members enjoy our Toronto harbour". Read more

Paul Tingley, Logan Campbell and Scott Lutes are the Canadian Sonar paralympic team who represented Canada in Rio, winning a Bronze medal in the Sonar.

Tingley-Campbell-Lutes took the gold medal at the Miami World Cup January 23-30, 2016 qualifying the team for Rio.

Tingley-Campbell-Lutes took fifth place at the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne Australia November 26-December 3, 2015.


Booth 1603, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

The Toronto Boat Show is North America’s largest indoor boat show, the longest in duration and renowned as the best place to see boats and buy them. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came by and visited us at the @TorontoBoatShow! We hope you enjoyed the show!

QQDSP members scored big at the Martin 16 Ontario Provincial Championship, taking 2nd place and 3rd place in Gold fleet.

Tracy Schmitt took second place in Gold Fleet sailing solo with a windlass, Rick Watters came in 3rd place in Gold Fleet also using a windlass.

Click here for results:


Peter Eagar, QQDSP member, wins Mobility Cup 2015 Gold Fleet! Mobility Cup 2015 was held in Victoria, British Columbia


QQDSP Member Linda Clarke published in GAM Magazine!

QQDSP member was published in GAM Magazine; the article is about Linda's experience racing at Mobility Cup 2015. Linda did awesome placing 10th in Silver fleet. Here's the article:

Thank you to Skippers Plan Insurance for donating a new suit of martin 16 sails! Here's a photo of the new sails on the sail making table, with the logo on them.

A very special thanks goes out to Thomson Rogers for their generous donation of a banner that the DSAO can use for special events. The DSAO board wishes especially to recognize Joe Pileggi for his generosity and assistance on this project. Thomson Rogers has been a faithful supporter of the DSAO for many years, particularly at the Toronto Boat Show. Thank you for your support!

Goran Bulut and Joe Pileggi with the new DSAO Banner

If you have a Blue disabled parking permit, you can take advantage of accessible parking spaces in any Harbourfront Center parking lots, including P3 which is the closest to QQDSP (north side of Queens Quay West north of QQDSP). Parking in the disabled spots is $10.00 a day.

Into racing? You need to know!

The Martin16 class rules have been updated, this is the first update since 2005.

An application has been submitted to Sail Canada to have the Martin16 one design status reinstated.



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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