Queen City Disabled Sailing

Queen City Disabled Sailing Queen City Disabled Sailing is a non-profit organization that allows people with disabilities to participate in the sport of sailing on Wascana.

Operating as usual

10/12/2021

John Kerr was inducted into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 3, after he won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles in the Soling (Three-Person Keelboat) Class with Hans Fogh and Steve Calder.

“On Deck” conversation with the sailor from Ontario: https://www.sailing.ca/on-deck-john-kerr/



John Kerr a été intronisé au Temple de la renommée de la voile canadienne le dimanche 3 octobre à la suite de sa médaille de bronze aux Jeux olympiques de 1984 à Los Angeles dans la classe Soling (quillard à trois personnes) avec Hans Fogh et Steve Calder.

Discussion « Sur le pont » avec le navigateur de l’Ontario : https://fr.sailing.ca/sur-le-pont-john-kerr/

Ontario Sailing
Team Canada / Équipe Canada
Canadian Yachting

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10/11/2021

AbleSail Network's Mobility Cup Committee chair Paula Stone and Mobility Cup 2022 Regatta chair met and made plans at Northern Yacht Club in North Sydney, Nova Scotia over the weekend. We're looking forward to this future event, how about you?

05/17/2021

Unfortunately do to COVID 19. The Board of Directors have decided that we will not be sailing this summer. Hope to see everyone next summer. Stay Safe Everyone.

Photos from People First of Canada's post
03/17/2021

Photos from People First of Canada's post

03/13/2021

Director Mark spent part of the afternoon with a great bunch of young sledge hockey players in Moncton. Best player on the ice by far was Jacob Leblanc who used to sail at Able Sail/Handi-voile. He's a busy guy now and is on Hockey Canada's radar as a future member of our national Paralympic Sledge Hockey Team.
We do hope to temp him to continue sailing with us. He is an an amazing young man who can really fly on the ice!

02/07/2021

The QCDSC will be holding it's AGM on March 7th at 1pm. It will be a virtual AGM so send us a private message for sign in information.

A little look at what another club in Atlantic Canada is doing from 2019 - they use a different type of boat than QCDSC ...
08/24/2020
Sailing can be accessible, and this group is proving it on Regatta day | CBC News

A little look at what another club in Atlantic Canada is doing from 2019 - they use a different type of boat than QCDSC uses, but the goal of making sailing accessible for everyone is the same!

Able Sail NL helps people with physical and mental obstacles sail and row, and they’ll be performing during the Regatta.

08/24/2020
Our Community: Joy of Sailing

Our Community: Joy of Sailing

We visit the Adaptive Sailing Association of Kelowna, B.C., where a variety of sailors have the opportunity to be on the water, just like everyone else.

06/11/2020
Queen City Disabled Sailing

Hello Queen City! We hope all of you are staying safe in these crazy times we are living in. Unfortunately we do not have any club updates for programming as of yet, due to restrictions still being in place. Until then, stay safe sailors! Can’t wait to see you all again.

We are sad to announce that due to the need for social distancing during the Covid 19 pandemic, the Queen City Disabled Sailing Club is not taking any sailing bookings at this time. Watch our page for updates as provincial restrictions change. Stay safe!

Disabled Sailing Association (DSA)
05/10/2020

Disabled Sailing Association (DSA)

30 years ago in 1989, sailor Brent Foote was the first participant in the Disabled Sailing Association program. Sailing a Sunbird sailboat, a single person boat donated by Rick Hansen to Sam Sullivan, Brent was excited to get back on the water after he was injured 10 years prior. “I got to be the test guinea pig for the whole [program],” Brent reminisces, “the boat was launched not really knowing if I could sail it, or really what was going to happen”.

After the success of this first sail, Sam and Brent noticed that the Sunbird wasn’t very well suited to the instructional aspect of disabled sailing. So, they worked with Don Martin to design what we now know as the Martin 16, “We needed a boat that would sit two people – the idea is that in a two-person boat you get more instructors and newer people out. You couldn’t throw a new person in the Sunbird and wish them good luck – you really needed someone to go along to train.” After this boat was built and perfected, it replaced all the Sunbirds and the program continued to grow.

Today Brent continues to sail and race every summer with the DSA down at Jericho and around BC, “I come because of the people, the fun, the sailing, and racing” with, of course, “a beer afterwards”. He loves the attitude of staff throughout the years, “it’s always been about enthusiasm and fun and getting out. The staff all seem to know what they’re doing – each year it gets more and more organized, which is a good thing.”

His advice to new sailors is to “just have fun! You may not like it, it’s not for everybody. Go out with an instructor and don’t go out on a really windy day. It’s like when you go skiing for the first time, don’t go straight to the most difficult run.”

Brent’s advice to the DSA? “No advice needed, except we need a dock. We need a freaking dock! That’s about it.”

We’re definitely working on it Brent! Here’s to 30 more years of DSA 🍻

05/10/2020

We are sad to announce that due to the need for social distancing during the Covid 19 pandemic, the Queen City Disabled Sailing Club is not taking any sailing bookings at this time. Watch our page for updates as provincial restrictions change. Stay safe!

Queen City Disabled Sailing
12/15/2019

Queen City Disabled Sailing

Please join us at our 2020 Annual General Meeting. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!

Please join us at our 2020 Annual General Meeting. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!
12/15/2019

Please join us at our 2020 Annual General Meeting. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!

12/03/2019

You like us! You really like us! We have reached 400 likes on Facebook. Thank you everyone that showed your support :)

Today, we clean and pack up the boats!
09/15/2019

Today, we clean and pack up the boats!

NEED TREATS?!? HALLOWEEN TREATS?!? OR JUST LOVE CHIPS?!? We have a deal for you!!Queen City Disabled Sailing is selling ...
09/09/2019

NEED TREATS?!? HALLOWEEN TREATS?!? OR JUST LOVE CHIPS?!? We have a deal for you!!
Queen City Disabled Sailing is selling Old Dutch chip treat bags for $10 per case.
Each box contains 24 bags with the one flavor of your choice:
Plain Chips, Popcorn Twists, or Cheese Pleasers.
Pre-Order before Sept 28th to guarantee your treats for your Trick or Treaters!
All sales after Sept 28th are while supplies last so don’t miss out!
To order, please email: [email protected]
Or Call (306) 533-1684 Or a Facebook message works too!!

Sad to say... the season has come to a close. We had an amazing summer! Tons of sun, smiles and memories. Shout out to t...
08/29/2019

Sad to say... the season has come to a close. We had an amazing summer! Tons of sun, smiles and memories. Shout out to the QCDSC dock crew, thank you for all your hard work this year, we couldn’t have done it without you. And an even bigger thank you to all our supporters, volunteers and especially our sailors, your dedication is incredible. Thank you! Our season may be done but the fun never stops, keep checking back for updates on the amazing events to come. ⛵️⛵️⛵️

08/17/2019

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Join the QCDS today at the Co-op at Sherwood Village Mall from 11-3pm for our last hot dog sale of the season. See you there!

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Come and enjoy lunch all while supporting QCDS!
08/03/2019

Come and enjoy lunch all while supporting QCDS!

07/19/2019

It’s the final countdown!

Join us at our Pizza and Pasta night at 4 Seasons on 909 E Arcola Ave. from 6-9pm tonight.

See you all there! ⛵️

07/18/2019

AND THE WINNER IS.... Janice Rosin Schwartz!!! Congratulations! Thank you to everyone that participated! You rock Queen City!

Hey Queen City!!! We have two pizza & pasta night tickets up for grabs!! All you have to do is like, share and comment b...
07/16/2019

Hey Queen City!!! We have two pizza & pasta night tickets up for grabs!! All you have to do is like, share and comment below.... and you will be entered to win dinner on us! Draw will be Thursday afternoon. Good luck!!

This beautiful piece by Melody Armstrong Jewellery will be auctioned off in our silent auction at our Pizza and Pasta fu...
07/13/2019

This beautiful piece by Melody Armstrong Jewellery will be auctioned off in our silent auction at our Pizza and Pasta fundraiser. Thank you, Melody! See you all on July 19th!

Pictures of a few “first-timers”. They had a blast and can’t wait to come back! Thank you Jeannette, Bernice, and Jo for...
07/11/2019

Pictures of a few “first-timers”. They had a blast and can’t wait to come back! Thank you Jeannette, Bernice, and Jo for spending the afternoon with us!! See you again soon.

Meet Char!Hello My name is Charlene Eger.  I first became involved with Queen City Disabled Sailing Club in early 2000. ...
07/10/2019

Meet Char!

Hello My name is Charlene Eger. I first became involved with Queen City Disabled Sailing Club in early 2000. I have been on the Board of Directors for the past 6 years. I have lived in Regina for 31 years. I worked at the Sears Call Center for 10 years. I do alot of volunteer work with other organizations. To me sailing means alot because I can have the freedom to enjoy the summer by getting out of my wheelchair.

How we do board meetings.
07/09/2019

How we do board meetings.

07/08/2019

Thanks Queen City for making our hotdog sale a HUGE success!! Stay tuned for upcoming events! See you down on the docks! I

07/07/2019

Hot Dog Sale!!!
Come see us Sunday, July 7th @ Co-op Grocery Store
2925 Quance St.
11am-3pm Come Hungry!

06/25/2019

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3000 Wascana Drive
Regina, SK

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The Queen City Disabled Sailing Club (QCDSC) is an inclusive club that provides sailing opportunities to people with disabilities on Wascana Lake in Regina, SK. The club strives to remove physical, social, and economic barriers for people so they may take part in sailing and outdoor recreational activities.

Queen City Disabled Sailing Club is funded by: Community Initiatives Fund, Sask Lotteries, Economic and Social Development Canada, and the Kinsmen Foundation.

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Became aware of this organization recently as Erin's residents of Chip and Dale homes absolutely loved their sailing time on the water this summer. These kind folks are providing an amazing service to our community. Consider supporting their work:)
I am contacting you for my husband who loves to fish. He is in a wheelchair. I have looked for boat rentals but would even be happy to pay for a guide who has their own boat. Do you know of anyone that does this on any of the nearby fishing lakes?