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Mobility Cup

In 1991, Sam Sullivan -- founder of the Disabled Sailing Association of BC -- envisioned a regatta in which people would come together to promote public awareness of the capacities of people with disabilities and to provide those with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a world class event.

Mobility Cup has become Canada's showcase for the development of sailing programs for people with disabilities. Both local and national media have shown interest in the Mobility Cup and the event is well publicized. DSA tries to get the general public involved by inviting them to view the race as well as participate directly either as volunteers or competitors. DSA has attracted many sailors for around the world including the US, Puerto Rico and Europe.

Mobility Cup is an event the competitors never forget! Every year, participants take their experience and enthusiasm home with them, and initiate new DSA programs, sharing the freedom and excitement of sailing with other people with disabilities in their community. Host locations are:

2017   Kelowna, British Columbia
2016   Montreal, Quebec
2015   Victoria, British Columbia
2014   Kananaskis, Alberta
2013   Halifax, Nova Scotia
2012   Ottawa, Ontario
2011   Hamilton, Ontario
2010   Vancouver, British Columbia
2009   Toronto, Ontario
2008   Montreal, Quebec
2007   Halifax, Nova Scotia
2006   Vancouver, British Columbia
2005   Calgary, Alberta
2004   Pelican Bay, Manitoba
2003   Ottawa, Ontario
2002   Kingston, Ontario
2001   Victoria, British Columbia
2000   Montreal, Quebec
1999   Toronto, Ontario
1998   Vancouver, British Columbia
1997   Calgary, Alberta
1996   Vancouver, British Columbia
1995   Victoria, British Columbia
1991 - 1994   Vancouver, British Columbia


Image: Sideview of sailor and boat slicing through water.

Current Mobility Cup

For this year event details and registration opportunities go to the Mobility Cup website!

Canada’s international regatta for sailors with disabilities

  Image: Volunteer Herb with kid.

Volunteer Development
and Orientation

Volunteers are necessary for the success of every DSA program. DSA has developed special literature and manuals outlining the volunteers’ responsibilities.

Orientation sessions are also held every summer to give them “hands-on” experience.

Workshops teach volunteers water safety and sailing skills, as well as familiarize them with the equipment used by DSA.

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