First-time and experienced sailors are welcome at Sail To Prevail. Our program is available to all people with disabilities and has programs designed to meet specific needs. The Sail To Prevail docks are located at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, and parking is onsite. All docks and facilities are 100% accessible, including Hoyer and Spectrum lifts for transfers.
Our sailing instructors have years of experience, including teaching and coaching sailors with disabilities. We provide all required safety equipment, and our instructors accompany every group on the water.
The Sail To Prevail fleet in Newport includes five 20-foot “Independence” sailboats, which were custom designed and built so that even the most disabled sailor can handle the boat. Each “Independence” contains two swiveling supported seats for those in wheelchairs. Families, friends and doctors are encouraged to join, as our boats can accommodate up to five participants and one instructor.
Registration and Fee
Sailing in our 20-foot “Independence” fleet is available from mid-June to mid-August on weekdays at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., as well as weekends by appointment. Safety equipment is provided and the limit is 5 total participants per boat. The fee is $70 per boat, for up to 5 people. Reservations are made for two hours of lessons or recreational sailing, and advanced instruction and coaching are available upon request. Need-based scholarships are available, and more information can be on our registration page.