SAILING WITHOUT BARRIERS
A BBDouro ForALL project
The “Sailing Without Barriers” project aims to provide access to sailing for all individuals with motor and/or cognitive disabilities, as well as their caregivers or family members.
Although sailing by individuals with reduced mobility or disabilities is not a new concept in our country, this project, developed since 2016, features the world’s first 100% inclusive catamaran, developed in Portugal.
The “Sailing Without Barriers” project is also a pioneer in Accessible Tourism in Portugal, being the first company in the North of the country with boat tours and conditions accessible to all. At BBDouro, we want to ensure that the experience of sailing on a sailboat is inclusive and accessible to all who visit our city.
Join us and be part of this inclusive adventure, where sailing is a driving force for transforming lives! We are constantly seeking new partners to support new and existing institutions in this activity.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
INCLUSIVE CATAMARAN LUSÍADAS FORALL
Developed in a partnership between BBDouro and Inclusive Sailing, the Inclusive Catamaran Lusíadas ForALL can simultaneously transport up to four wheelchairs, totaling eight people, on its central platform and is 100% adapted to the needs of our activity.
It was designed to accommodate manual or electric wheelchair users, with a twin-hull design that provides the necessary stability to transport any type of passenger. Each hull has a daggerboard, which acts as a stabilizer and helps control the boat’s tilt.
The adaptations made to all the boat’s systems allow anyone, regardless of their condition, and with the help of the crew if necessary, to maneuver and sail the boat.
Our goal is to offer regular and ongoing activities throughout the year, tailored to the needs of the participants. We offer services adapted for those who may have temporary or permanent limitations in cognitive and psychosocial mobility. Sailing promotes concentration, the development of motor and psychological skills, and provides a sense of well-being as an outdoor sport.
Currently, this project is supported by Lusíadas Saúde.
ASSOCIATIONS THAT HAVE SET SAIL WITH US
It aims to promote the autonomy and socialization of people with disabilities, enhancing individual well-being and facilitating their integration into various environments where any citizen moves.
The “Associação Nacional de Desporto para Desenvolvimento Intelectual” is a non-profit institution whose main activity is to promote and organize competitive sports activities for national athletes with intellectual disabilities, both in Portugal and abroad, with the fundamental goal of their full rehabilitation and integration into society.
SIM SOMOS CAPAZES
A social innovation project for young individuals with special talents, where they develop various entrepreneurial, cultural, and leisure projects, thereby unleashing their dreams and ambitions to show that they are capable.
To promote the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), across all age groups, and for their families.
CÂMARA MUNICIPAL VILA NOVA DE GAIA
Ensures the participation in regular Sailing Without Barriers trips for the ACAPO and SIM Somos Capazes associations.
A non-profit association that promotes the social integration of citizens with intellectual disabilities in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia.
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Sailing Without Barriers
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