Martin 16s headed toward downtown skyline

We rely 100% on YOUR donations and grants from great organizations such as the San Diego County Employee's Charitable Organization

Their generous grant helped us perform maintenance on our fleet of 8 Martin16 sailboats this year!

It is only through the generosity of groups like CECO that we can continue to perform our mission. THANK YOU!


Volunteer attaching jib halyard


​​​Challenged Sailors San Diego provides therapeutic and recreational adaptive sailing opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance their dignity, well being, and independence.

Our Mission

Challenged Sailors San Diego has a fleet of eight Martin 16 sailboats specifically designed for adaptive sailing.

Our facilities are accessible and equipped with a lift for transferring sailors from wheelchairs into the boat.

For more information, please email us at

Challenged Sailors San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, effective January 14, 2015 (EIN 47-2882798). 

Checks (made out to "Challenged Sailors San Diego") can be mailed to PO Box 6994, San Diego CA 92166 or you can donate by clicking on the button below (PayPal account not required).

Challenged Sailors San Diego is an entirely volunteer supported program.

We need volunteers to help out in a variety of capacities, including:

    - Companion sailors

    - Dock support

    - Boat maintenance

    - ASL Interpreters

    - Back office support

    - Fund raising and public relations