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Our Mission

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

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

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KOGO's Share The Good​​

Challenged Sailors San Diego was selected as the recipient in October's Share The Good program.  Listen for features, interviews, and Public Service Announcements about CSSD on KOGO and other San Diego iHeartRadio stations (101.5 KGB | Channel 933 | Rock 105.3 | XTRA Sports 1360 | Star 94.1 | AM 600 KOGO | JAM’N 95.7) throughout October.

Thank you for your votes!


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.