ATO


Access To Outdoors (ATO) is a non profit organization that collaborates with FunToSAIL to assist persons with disAbilities to access the water via our sailing lessons/programming and marine facilities accessible improvement work, and adaptive equipment support.

Sailing Lessons and Activities: Click here to learn about our Lessons or Click here to go to our calendar.

Hobie 16 Trapseat Invitational and Access Water Sports Clinic! This is our annual international disAbled/accessible sailboat regatta and educational access water sports clinic... https://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/trapseat-regatta.html

Docks/Aquatic Center: We are activity seeking funding to acquire accessible docks and future site for an Accessible Aquatic Center. Email us for details accesstooutdoors@gmail.com

Marine Facilities: Go to our Boating the Inland NW Lakes Guide and find the name of a body of water you are interested in accessing (within N Idaho and Eastern WA). You will find an accessibility scale for each site... http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/lakes.html . We regularly work with the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, etc. to improve water access. If you find a marine facility you would like accessibility improved or created at please contact us.

Sailboats and Adaptive Equipment: Please email us at accesstooutdoors@gmail.com to determine which boat and adaptive equipment is right for you or visit the page tabs above to look at each of the boats FunToSAIL sells. Emails us for assistance in acquiring or adapting a sailboat at accesstooutdoors@gmail.com . See videos near the bottom of this page.


Two ways to contribute...

A. Funding is essential in support of our regattas and establishing our projects/programs, and building an Accessible Aquatic Facility. Your financial support insures sailors with disAbilities can attend events, regattas and clinics have the proper support, etc. Your donation is tax deductible. To donate or learn more email us at accesstooutdoors@gmail.com . Currently our most pressing need is to acquire $7000 to purchase some adaptive equipment. Also we need to acquire 2 more Hobie 16's to attach Trapseats to (currently have 2 boats with Trapseats), two inflatable skiffs with 25 hp outboards, gear, and a trailer to carry it all. Plus 2 beach access mats so persons using mobility devices like wheelchairs can pass over sand to and from our boats. And there is the big need to fund the construction of an Accessible Aquatic Center and/or dock system. In addition we have multiple access projects that need support (see projects at Boating the Inland NW).

Donate via PayPal https://form.jotform.com/93398144786170 or email us at accesstooutdoors@gmail.com

B. Volunteer to help us run our programs, regattas, and clinics. Needs include but are not limited to experienced sailors to serve as crew, shore crew, support boat operators with their own boats (until we acquire our own skiffs), maintaining sailboats to be used during events and programs, etc. To volunteer please emails us at accesstooutdoors@gmail.com . Click here for calendar of events.

For more information please contact us at accesstooutdoors@gmail.com or text 208-704-4781.


ARTICLES

About Mike Strahle: https://bit.ly/2ZuIYBK
Trapseat Sailing: https://bit.ly/2Lkijxy
Great article about adaptive sailing: https://bit.ly/2khaRK0

VIDEOS


HOBIE 16 TRAPSEAT CHAMPIONSHIPS. Canadian news interview.


1997 WORLD TRAPSEAT SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS. Racing in Australia.
Paralyzed Vets of America CONTINUE video. Trapseat sailing at 19:40 minute mark.

PICTURES







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