modified sports

4:47pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Sailors with disabilites race on the Bay

A colorful access dinghy
www.baads.org

I’m next to the Java House restaurant near AT&T Park, walking down an aluminum ramp toward a small fleet of boats. I’m here to see the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) in action. It’s a 25-year-old organization that operates on an annual budget of under $50,000. At the end of a dock, I meet three sailors in electric wheelchairs.

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