BAADS logoThe Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization based at Pier 40, San Francisco.  The philosophy behind BAADS is “co-ability,” pairing people with  “complementary” disabilities, so two people working together can perform as one., for example, pairing a blind sailor with a sighted paraplegic sailor to enter a sailing race.  Ed Gallagher is the current Commodore of this non-profit organization.
Access Dinghies provides special dinghies to BAADS. Access Dinghies has developed a complete package of primary equipment and support equipment for the physically disabled to remove all the barriers to simply going sailing.
South Beach Yacht Club logoSouth Beach Yacht Club is the home of BAADS at Pier 40. (They also have great events!)
apple-iphone-genoa-services-guilding-blind-users-with-cameraApple iPhone camera and high definition resolution has made assistance for the blind much simpler.