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Tales From The Deck

Here you will read personal experiences of some of our 250 participants and 70 volunteers who have helped make Disabled Sailing Association of BC (DSA) a success.

Many of our participants have had their lives changed dramatically due to physical injuries, but through DSA they have been able to change and adapt to create new plans according to their new circumstances.

You will read of Terry LeBlanc, who became tetraplegic in 1978 due to a diving accident. Through his persistence Terry has been able to participate in regattas, races and regular recreational sales. You will also read about Danny McCoy, a paraplegic from DSA Ontario, who believes that sailing "saved [his] life."

Terry and Danny would not have had their success but for the contributions of our funders and volunteers. Without their efforts DSA would not exist.

Whether it is providing the funds to purchase a new Martin-16 sailboat or accompanying a little girl with cerebral palsy on her first sail, they have been our backbone and DSA is grateful for their contribution. The "Funders and Volunteers" story page outlines the experiences of Colin Lee and Rick Brooks-Hill who have given their time and money to enrich and empower our many participants.

  Image: Two boats racing.

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