Welcome to

AbleSail Okanagan

Sailboat gliding on a smooth lake

AbleSail Okanagan is a non-profit organization which introduces people with disabilities and age-related issues to the joys of sailing on our beautiful Okanagan Lake.

Our programs include sailing for the fun of it, sailing to learn to Sail Canada standards and for the more adventurous: we offer the opportunity to learn to race and more.

Sailboat gliding on a smooth lake

AbleSail Okanagan is a non-profit organization which introduces people with disabilities and age-related issues to the joys of sailing on our beautiful Okanagan Lake.

Our programs include sailing for the fun of it, sailing to learn to Sail Canada standards and for the more adventurous: we offer the opportunity to learn to race and more.

You can contact us by phone:
778-581-0855

Sailing season 2022:

From June 13 to August 31

Access Registration HERE

Check out fee schedule below.

A once a week sail for example will make package 2 worthwhile!

Sails are 75 minutes, dock to dock.

A sailing team mooring

Step by Step

  1. Purchase a package that best suits you – Here
  2. Receive personalized promo codes in your purchase confirmation email
  3. Book sailing dates of your choosing by using your unique promo code Here
  4. Go sailing!

Membership 

Annual Membership: $10

  • Not all members sail but have an overall interest in ASO
  • You do not need to be a member of ASO to sail
  • If you are sailing as a non-member: your first sail will cost $10 and any following sail will cost $20 per sail

What We Offer our sailors

Companionship

All sailors will be accompanied by a qualified instructor or an experienced volunteer until they reach the point where they are confident and capable to sail on their own. At that point, they can invite a friend or family member to go with them.

Sailing lessons

We offer sailing lessons. Sailors have the option to obtain the “solo sailor” certification from the Disabled Sailing Association – Kelowna Yacht Club (DSA-KYC) which allows you to take the boat out alone or with a friend.

Racing opportunities

For just the usual per sail fee we are continuing to host racing regattas. Depending on demand we will set up one or two afternoons and possibly an evening for these races. The three Martin 16s boats will take part in this race. As part of this exciting event ASO invites experienced racers from the Kelowna Yacht Club (KYC) fleet for coaching sessions. A race committee boat will be set up to do proper starts and finishes.

Finally, we continue to participate in the Commodore’s Cup sailing regatta at Kelowna Yacht Club in August in the Martin 16s.

Available boats

Martin 16

Martin 16 – these are the main DSA boats, designed for one operator plus a coach. Very secure, suitable for even the most challenging disabilities. Can be fitted with a joystick or sip and puff to allow the sailor full control.

Whaler motor boat

Whaler

Whaler (coach boat)A powerboat designed to accompany the Martin 16. It is operated by our team. Family and caregivers are welcome to come along. 

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