Sail To Prevail creates opportunities
for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through
Sail To Prevail is a non-profit
501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1982 that has helped
over 10,000 individuals with disabilities. Originally called
Shake-A-Leg Newport, we rebranded the name to Sail To Prevail
in 2010, but the mission remains unchanged.
Operating in several states, Sail To Prevail
teaches over 1,500 people with disability the skills of sailing
in our fleet of specially adapted sailboats each year. The
Sail To Prevail fleet includes five 20-foot “Freedom” sailboats,
23-foot “Sonars,” a “Martin 16,” and most unique, “EASTERNER”
a 66-foot, handicap-accessible, America’s Cup racing boat
– the only one of its kind. Our programs strongly encourage
disabled individuals to be active participants, steering
the boat as well as opportunities to grind winches and trim
sails. The measurable outcomes demonstrate self-confidence,
leadership and teamwork. First time and experienced sailors
are welcome at Sail To Prevail. Our program is available
to all people with disabilities and has programs designed
to meet specific needs.
1. Disabled Sailing
Emotional Therapy Program
Americas Cup Program - EASTERNER
Sailing & Recreational
Camp ‘Confidence is Cool’
4. Disabled Sailing Instructor
Training – US Sailing Certification
and Training Program
OFFICERS & Staff: (click names
for staff biographies)
Callahan (Chief Executive
Kirwin (Director "Confidence
is Cool" Day Camps)
Beth Dolohanty (Financial
Recognized as a Paralympic Sport Club
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has given
Sail To Prevail the title of being a Paralympic Sport Club. Sail To
Prevail is recognized as a community-based sports club developed to
involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level.
To Prevail programs are operated during the summer months
at Fort Adams State Park in scenic Newport, Rhode Island.
Participants are encouraged to come from around the country.
Sail To Prevail for
transportation and housing logistics.
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