Universal Access Community Boating Community Boating Inc.

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Contact Information

Community Boating Inc.
Contact: Sam Peirson, Program Director
Email Address: uap@community-boating.org
Phone: 617-523-1038 x16
Fax: 617-523-6959

21 David G. Mugar Way Boston, MA 02114-3296
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Universal Access Community Boating

Narrative

CBI's Universal Access Sailing Program: The CBI Universal Access Program (UAP) is open to any participant who needs special attention or assistance in going sailing and their families, guests or staff. By partnering with the Executive Office of Private Public Partnerships, the Department of Conservation and Recreation UAP, and Genzyme Corporation, we are fortunate to offer this specialized programming and adapted equipment to enhance our mission of "Sailing for All." The success of this program graduates from years of collective efforts between the OPPP, DCRUAP and CBI to make this a possibility here. In 2006, funding was obtained to build the adapted boats and equipment and to plan the programming.

New members can schedule their first sailing appointment on our website at this link: https://www.community-boating.org/programs/universal-access-program/new-members/. Appointments are available from approximately April 1st through approximately October 31st. A more detailed, up-to-date calendar is available here: https://www.community-boating.org/programs/universal-access-program/reservations/. Returning members should schedule their appointments at this link: https://www.community-boating.org/programs/universal-access-program/schedule-an-appointment/. Appointments may also be scheduled by phone or email.

In the Universal Access Program, persons with disabilities and their guests have the use of specialized, accessible sailboats and transfer equipment, dedicated staff assistance to get in and out of the boats, and sailing instruction, all for only $50.00 for the entire season! A discount to $1.00 is available to anyone in financial need. Several seat configurations in the boats are available for people with various disabilities. Reserved sessions, approximately an 1 hour 15 minutes in length, can be customized to meet individual needs and can consist of a short sailboat ride for therapeutic recreation or a more learn-to-sail class structure, leading to ratings and expanded sailing privileges. The sailboats used in this program are custom-modified 15-foot keel Mercurys, 23-foot Sonars, and RS Ventures. The boats have been adapted with contoured and supportive seating as well as higher booms so people do not have to move from side-to-side when the boat turns. The modified Mercury has also been fitted with special rigging so that all control lines lead to a central console with steering wheel. In addition the boats used in this program are extremely stable and safe because of added ballast.

Service Types

  • Adult Education
  • Day Activity
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure

Populations Served

  • AIDS/HIV
  • All Disabilities
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amputations
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balance Disorders
  • Barth Syndrome
  • Batten Disease
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Blood disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Burns
  • Canavan Disease
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chemical Sensitivities
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Health Impairment
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Colon Disease
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
  • Costello Syndrome
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome
  • Deaf
  • DeafBlind
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dravet Syndrome
  • Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI
  • Dying/high Risk
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dysphagia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Elderly Person with disabilities
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • FG Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Glycogen Storage Disorders
  • Grave's Disease
  • Growth Disorders
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Heart Disorder
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Joint Disorder
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Language Impairment
  • Laryngectomy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leukemia
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Liver Disease
  • Lupus Erythematous
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • Microcephaly
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Mowat-Wilson Syndrome
  • Multiple Disability
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenic Spinal Deformity
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Oral/Touch Defensive
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Other See Narrative
  • Pain
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders
  • Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Phobia
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Polio
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Rare disorders/low incidence
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Rubella
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • Sanfilippo Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Disorders
  • Smell/taste Disorders
  • Smith-Magenis Syndrome
  • Sotos Syndrome
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Suicide Loss Survivors
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov Cyst Disease
  • Tay-Sachs
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome
  • Urea Cycle Disorders
  • Visual Impairment
  • von Hippel-Lindau Disease
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Xeroderma Pigmentosum

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds