Sailing Changes Lives

Some DSA sailors have had their lives changed dramatically due to physical injuries, and others live with medical conditions. But for all of them, through the DSA they have been able to experience the sense of independence and freedom that comes with adapted sailing.

Terry LeBlanc

Terry LeBlanc became a quadriplegic in 1978 due to a diving accident. Through his persistence, Terry has been able to participate in regattas, races and regular recreational sails.

Read Terry’s story here.

Danny McCoy

Danny McCoy, a paraplegic from DSA Ontario, believes that sailing “saved his life”.

Read Danny’s story here

How to Give

DSA supporters make it possible for the program to continue and offer a unique experience for people with physical disabilities.

There are many ways to support us in reaching our goal of bringing independence and quality of life to Canadians with a disability.

Boat Donation Program

Adopt a Boat Program

Imagine on English Bay the joy of a recreational sailor, or the thrill of a DSA Race Club sailor, in a Martin 16 boat with your name/logo on it. There are various ways we offer recognition for your generous donation both on the boats and at the sailing centre.

Contact Shawna Dash, Funds Development Manager to learn more.