Using the best motorized wheelchair gives you a chance to pursue your dreams. If your dream includes learning to sail or a desire to feel the wind in your face on the open sea, there’s a company on the east coast that can make that dream come true for you.
A company that offers sailing lessons for people with disabilities allows wheelchair users the chance to pursue their dream of sailing on the ocean — and, in fact, the name of their specially-designed ocean-going catamaran is the Impossible Dream.
Captain Will and his crew pushed off the docks at Shake-A-Leg Miami marking the official start of the Summer 2018 East Coast Tour for The Impossible Dream. The ship will not return to Miami until October, after they traveled more than 4,000 miles visiting more than 20 ports from Florida to Maine.
More than 1,000 people with disabilities will have the opportunity to experience barrier-free sailing during the trip.
The boat will return to favorite ports like Boston, New York, and Kennebunkport, Maine, and visit new cities Philadelphia, Newburyport and Portland. You can track the journey here, or donate to their fundraising campaign here.
The organization also accepts people with disabilities to be part of its summer crew. Guest crew members need to be able to crew onboard for the entire leg they sign up for, from one night to an entire week onboard. Guest crew have their own accessible cabin with a shared head
The crew of the Impossible Dream made its first voyage in the summer of 2015, offering free sailing trips to wheelchair users at places where it docks along the four-month journey. The boat is equipped with wheelchair-friendly features like a lift, extra handles, low countertops, and a deck that allows wheelchairs space to turn.
Check out the website for The Impossible Dream and see if they’re coming to a port near you this summer!