The Treasure Island Sailing Center's (TISC) Adaptive Sailing Program strives to make sailing accessible to anybody with a desire to learn. At TISC disabled sailors gain a sense of independence and self-confidence that can extend to life outside of sailing. TISC instructors and volunteers are trained to support the needs of each unique participant and promote safety both on and off the water. To better serve all participants, facility upgrades including the installment of an ADA-compliant ramp are currently in the TISC Facility Development plans.
Our Adaptive Sailing program makes use of boats that keep sailors safe while still allowing for a fun, exciting and educational experience, including Access Dinghies and J24s. TISC works mostly with local programs promoting sailing for physically and developmentally disabled students. Non-affiliated individuals are welcome too!
TISC is committed to serving the adaptive community. However, due to the nature of sailing and the limitations of our facility, we are unable to accommodate all disabilities. To find out the specific requirements for participation, please contact TISC directly at 415-421-2225.
Offered in partnership with the Marin Sailing School Program for the Blind. Each boat has 2 trained sighted crew members and 2 visually impaired sailors. Students learn the basics of sailing while focusing on steering and trimming the sails. No previous experience required; sailors will be paired up based on ability. Instructors include sailors on local competitive Blind Sailing teams, so ask about race instruction!