About Us

The Blind Sailing Association of Canada (BSAC) is a charitable organization mandated to bring the sailing experience to blind and visually impaired persons.

BSAC has three boats in its fleet, a 22ft. Catalina, a 27ft. Catalina and a 30ft Alberg acquired in the fall of 2020. All the boats are skippered and crewed by sighted volunteers.

Sails are generally, but not exclusively, on Lake Ontario in the Toronto area. In normal sailing seasons the club averages over 100 sails a season. In this upcoming season, thanks to the generosity of former Commodore Jeff Engel and the Island Yacht Club who facilitated the acquisition of the Alberg 30, the club expect to expand its sails and programs.

BSAC has a number of sailing programs for all levels of interest. These include youth and adult learn to sail programs, sailing for experienced sailors, cruising, and learn to race.

Blind Sailing Canada featured on Accessible Media Inc. AMI Inside

Watch “AMI Inside: CCB Conference – WCW Rec & Leisure” program about the 2017 CCB White Cane Week Recreation and Leisure Conference at the CNIB in Toronto.

About Blind Sailing Canada – Accessible Media Inc.

Access Ontario goes sailing

Blind sailors navigate Toronto harbour

The Toronto Star By: Karissa Donkin Staff Reporter, Published on Thu Jul 05 2012

Why Blind Sailing?

The opportunity to sail frees a blind person from the daily limitations on their mobility. At the helm, a blind sailor experiences the freedom to choose and control their own course. This is a precious freedom the sighted world takes for granted.

Blind Sailing Canada Invites you to share our love of sailing by becoming a member or volunteer.