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Adaptive Sailing Clinic

Boaters with disabilities can fly on the wind at the Adaptive Sailing Clinic. At this favorite warm weather clinic, boaters learn technique and gentle finesse to keep their sails in control and their boats headed into the open waters.

Adaptive Sailing Clinic through Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital provides an adventurous day of sailing on Reed's Lake.Adaptive Sailing Clinic

Adaptive sailing has been a part of the Paralympic Games since 2000. Sailors with disabilities may include those who have visual impairments, brain injury, spinal cord injury, strokes, cerebral palsy, and those that have had amputations. Sailing is an inclusive sport that can be a life long leisure pursuit. The sail boat itself creates an even playing field for all because of its ease of use. The opportunities for recreational and competitive sailing, and recognition of this sport as a serious athletic discipline continues to expand.

DATE
June 13, 2014

TIME
Morning session: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Afternoon session: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION
Grand Yacht Club
740 Lakeside Dr. SE
Grand Rapids, MI

AGE
5 years and older (5-18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)

COST
$20 (This includes instruction, sail time, t-shirt, and lunch.)

REGISTER
Contact Christy VanHaver at 616.356.1880

More Information About Adaptive Sailing

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program
235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI
sports@maryfreebed.com
616.242.0351

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