November 6th, 2019 Tracy Schmitt was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame (CDHF), in the category “Achiever”. The CDHF honours inductees for being societal role models and leaders of the disability rights movement. Presented by the Honourable David Crombie, Chair, the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame.
Tracy is an inspiration, a gifted communicator, Tracy's volunteering and philanthropic contributions are extensive, and her smile lights up the room. Tracy is a member of Able Sail Toronto and has been a member of National Yacht Club when she was on the National Development Team, sailing the 2.4mR sailboat and was a Quest for Gold awarded athlete. Tracy won first place in Mobility Cup 2013 Silver Fleet that was held in Halifax Nova Scotia.
To read more about Tracy, go to: https://www.unstoppabletracy.com

Peter Eagar awarded the prestigious C. THOMAS CLAGETT, JR. MEMORIAL CLINIC AND REGATTA - Claggett Boat Grant which will provide him with a new 2.4mR sailboat to use for the next 4 years. This boat will be customized with a job boom, which will render the boat more adaptable to Peter’s needs.

Peter is a member of National Yacht Club and a member of Able Sail Toronto. Peter gives back to the community by volunteer coaching. Peter came in first place in Mobility Cup 2015 Gold fleet in Victoria, BC. Peter won the 2.4mR class at the 2019 Clagett Regatta and the Overall Clagett Regatta Trophy.

Each year, the Clagett Regatta provides selected sailors and sailing programs with a granted boat. This grant provides the selected recipients with the opportunity to experience, train, and race in adaptive sailing events. The grant provides for the use of the boat and equipment for up to 4 years. The Clagett Boat Grant Program is open to any North American sailor with adaptive needs with a desire to train and race, or a sailing program that has either an existing program or is looking to create a new program working with adaptive needs sailors.

To read more about the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. memorial Clinic and Regatta go to: https://clagettregatta.org  To read more about the Clagett Boat Grant Program go to: https://clagettregatta.org/Boat-Grant-Program

06/11/2019 - Congratulations to Able Sail Toronto member Peter Eagar for being awarded the Corinthian Grant by National Yacht Club. Cheque presented to Peter by Don Weston, Past Commodore. In attendance, Lawrence Alexander, Vice-Commodore NYC, and representing Able Sail Toronto, Karen-Ann Xavier and Daniel Schneider. Peter Eagar leaves shortly for the Para World Sailing Championships 2019, being held at the Club Nautico Puerto Sherry, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. Peter Eagar is a Paralympic sailor who races in 2.4mR class. Peter won 1st place at the 2015 Mobility Cup Championship Gold fleet on a Martin16 sailboat.

2020 Staff

Able Sail Toronto is now hiring!


2019 AST Staff

Kat Downing

Kat is a Kinesiology student at the University of Western Ontario, and has an extensive experience in water sports of all kinds. Kat is a certified swim instructor, lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, has certification Canoe Level 1-3 and Canoe Tripping Level 1. In addition, First-Aid and CPR, and Canadian Wilderness Medical Training. Kat is an avid Laser sailor.

Will Asevicius

Will came to us through the Lithuanian Sea Scouts. Will has been a Sea Scout Leader taught sailing and fishing at his Sea Scout camp. Will has Emergency First Aid and is PADI Certified as a scuba diver. Will is an avid Hobie cat sailor.
Please welcome Kat and Will to Able Sail Toronto!

04/12/2020 - The AbleSail Network of Canada announced that Mobility Cup 2021 has been awarded to Able Sail Toronto and National Yacht Club. Mobility Cup 2021 will be held August 29 to September 2, 2021.

This annual regatta will provide persons with disabilities and their companions an opportunity to enjoy 5 days of racing Martin 16 sailboats in either the Silver or Gold fleet.

04/20/2019 - Able Sail Toronto is proud to be a recipient of the Canada Summer Jobs funding.

05/07/2019 - Able Sail Toronto received donation of 2 more lifejackets. Thank you to two anonymous donors.

06/13/2019 - Today was a big and very full day, the Able Sail Toronto docks went into place at NYC, off of the main dock. Many thanks to the hard work of the dock team led by Vice-Commodore - Marine Operations Andrew Barlow. You guys are awesome! 

And there you have it, the docks are in place. Next appropriate day (not raining), planks that were not in place for anchor access get put back into place. Center metal strip between two sections is attached and edge trim goes on. The two davits are installed this Friday at 3pm (receptacles are already installed). The 16 foot ramp with railings gets installed next Wednesday.

05/07/2019 - The Able Sail Toronto Office is Setup, located conveniently in the National Yacht Club first floor.

05/03/2019 - Magic Flyte I has arrived, safe and sound. Thank you to an anonymous donor; Magic Flyte I is donated in the name of Daren Tucker.

Magic Flyte II has arrived, safe and sound. Thank you to an anonymous donor; Magic Flyte II is donated in the name of Nigist Sewnnet.

From our love, the heart
Opened and spread
Wings,

And we soared into the
Sky you and I
As free
As the clouds up high.

Passing the world below
We are the only ones
That matter,
We let the love flow
Through, our magic flyte.