Our sailors

Nothing stops our sailors!

Paraplegia, quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, ALS and more do not stop our members.

Some of our sailors have been disabled their entire life, perhaps due to disease or a difficult birth. Some have become impaired more recently, following an accident or stroke. Still others battle degenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis or a host of other debilitating diseases. For some, AQVA represents a return to a sport they love, but had to give up due to circumstances out of their control. Many thought they would never sail again, and were pleasantly surprised! The majority however, are rookies to the sailing world and simply thrilled to become acquainted with such and exciting and liberating sport, especially when it means one of the few times of the week when a wheelchair, walker or other mobility aid gets left behind and the waters of Lac St Louis are theirs to explore.