What is Para Sailing?

For persons with a disability, the sense of freedom and independence associated with sailing is unrivalled. Sailing is one activity where, because of adaptive technology, even people with severe physical limitations can participate equally with able-bodied persons.

Sailing enables those with disabilities to enrich their lives and build confidence in a way no other similar activity can. Disabled sailing programs provide empowerment, motivation and quality of life for people with physical disabilities.

For more information about para sailing, go to the Sailing Canada website. 


The Halifax para sailing program is run out of the Royal Nova Scotian Yacht Club in Halifax. This location has two Martin 16 foot boats that can be sailed by one person, or with an instructor in the back. Sessions run from mid June to September. Each session is 2 hours. 

For more information, contact: 
t. 902-237-6525
e. [email protected]
w. Sail Able Nova Scotia 


The Lunenburg para sailing program is run out of the Lunenburg Yacht Club. The program uses Martin 16 foot accessible boats. 

For more information, contact: 
t. 902-266-8830
e. [email protected]

w. Sail Able South Shore


The Sydney para sailing program is run out of the Northern Yacht Club. The program has an accessible keelboat for larger groups. 

For more information, contact: 
[email protected]

w. Sail Able Northern Yacht Club

For more information, contact:
Sail Nova Scotia Executive Director, Frank Denis.
[email protected]
902-425-5450 ext 312