COVID-19 Update: Contact programs to confirm information.City of Cambridge COVID-19 Updates

Universal Access Program

By Community Boating, Inc.

Sailing for individuals with who may need special attention, assistance, or adaptive equipment

Image of Community Boating Universal Access Program program

.: .

Every day.

Hours vary seasonally. Please see our website or call for more information

Ages Young Adult to Senior Adult.


Universal Access Program

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

New Member Appointment Sign up

The Universal Access Program operates on a reservation basis. Appointments are available for reservation 30 days in advance. Once you reserve an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with the necessary registration documents. The membership fee is $50, a reduced fee of $1 is also available to anyone in need. Membership forms and fee can be accepted and processed during the 1st appointment. Members reserve 75-minute sailing lessons or guided recreational sails that are customized to meet individual needs.


Annual membership includes up to two appointments per week (in-season, as available). $50 or apply for our reduced, $1 fee.

  • Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Available

UAP Reduced Fee Form.pdf


21 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02114
United States

Outside Cambridge

On the Boston Esplanade between the Hatch Shell and Longfellow Bridge. Just across the ADA compliant Frances Appleton Footbridge from the Charles/MGH red line stop. Please no vehicles on the esplanade; see website for details:

Wheelchair accessible

Additional information

In our Universal Access Program (UAP), persons with disabilities and their guests have access to specialized, adaptive sailboats and transfer equipment, dedicated staff assistance to get in and out of the boats, and sailing instruction, all for an affordable membership fee of $50 (a reduced fee of $1 is available to those in need).