Our Programs

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The Impossible Dream has four core programs throughout the year that connect us with thousands of individuals who are marginalized by society and sailing. Read below to find out more and learn how to join us!

Taking thousands sailing

Since 2015, the Impossible Dream has sailed approximately 40,000 miles along the Eastern Seaboard of North America, stopping at dozens of ports, and taking thousands of people sailing at no cost to the participants.

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The 2019 Impossible Dream Summer Voyage

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This June, Impossible Dream and her mixed-ability crew will travel close to 4,000 miles from Florida to Maine and back to Florida. She will provide free sails to over 1,000 people with disabilities along the entire East Coast and will be partnering with the nation's leading rehabilitation hospitals to welcome patients aboard to experience a day on the Impossible Dream.


2019 Scheduled Stops

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Along the way, we will be welcoming disabled sailors to come sail on legs of the journey. If you or a loved one are interested in sailing on a portion of the voyage, please fill out our application below.

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At each port of call, we will be hosting a fundraising campaign to sponsor the Impossible Dream visiting and providing free sails in each location.

To support the Impossible Dream’s 2019 Summer Voyage, please visit our fundraising page below and Donate!



Impossible Dream 2019 Summer Sailing Schedule

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Follow our adventures and track the Impossible

Dream on her 2019 Summer Tour

The Impossible Dream would like to Thank our amazing Sponsors and Partners for our 2019 Summer Voyage

 

Racing For Awareness

The Impossible Dream takes part in highly competitive international and domestic races with mixed ability crews to bring awareness of her mission and open people’s minds to the capabilities of people with disabilities.

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Past Race Performances

View our impressive racing history below and stay tuned for an announcement of our 2019 race participations


2018 Regata Del Sol A Sol

  • Fort Lauderdale to Isla Mujeres, Mexico

  • 1st Place in the Multihull Class

  • Over 30 participating Teams

Featured Press:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=u1LER2qgf9w

Regata Del Sol A Sol Gallery


 

Tall Ships Regatta Gallery

2017 Tall Ships Regatta

  • Boston to Quebec City

  • Awarded ‘Most Inspirational Crew’

  • Over 50 Participating Teams

Featured Press:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxIGbE2xpEA
 


2016 Conch Republic Cup

  • Key West, Fl to Havana, Cuba

  • 2nd Place in Multihull Class

  • 54 Participating Teams

Featured Press:

https://www.cruisingworld.com/impossible-dream-racing-to-cuba

2016 Conch Republic Cup Gallery


2015 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Regatta

  • Fort Lauderdale to Key West

  • 3rd Place in Multihull Class

  • 42 Participating Teams

Featured Press:

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/outdoors/fl-south-florida-sailing-0115-20150114-story.html

Fort Lauderdale to Key West Gallery

Winter Programs 

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Home Port

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When not sailing the East Coast, the Impossible Dream is based at Shake-A-Leg Miami, one of the most accessible community boating centers in the world. From this base, the Impossible Dream introduces people with disabilities, their families, and others to the joy of sailing and assists people with disabilities to improve their quality of life.

The Impossible Dream also undergoes extensive maintenance during her “down time” to prepare her for her yearly 4000+ mile summer voyage.

To learn more about Shake-A-Leg Miami and the amazing programs they offer, follow the button below.

 

To visit the Impossible Dream for a deck tour, or a schedule a possible sail while she is located in Miami, please fill out the contact form below.

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Rehab Partners 

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The Impossible Dream partners with the country’s leading rehabilitation hospitals, disability advocacy groups, and spinal cord injury research institutions to inspire individuals with disabilities and to bring awareness to accessible design.


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Helen Hayes Hospital is a 155-bed physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw, New York, owned and operated by the New York State Department of Heath. Established by Dr. Newton Schaffer in 1900 as a physical rehabilitation hospital for children, it is considered to be one of the first freestanding state-operated physical rehabilitation hospitals in the United States.


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University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute (UM Rehab), formerly Kernan Hospital, has been serving the Baltimore community for over 100 years as a provider of orthopedic surgery and the largest inpatient rehabilitation hospital and provider of rehabilitation services in the state of Maryland.

UM Rehab reigns as Maryland's original orthopedic hospital with a staff that consists of a support team of orthopedic physician assistants and dedicated nurses in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit and the Medical/Surgical Unit, guaranteeing the highest quality of care in the acute hospital setting.


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Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM) is South Florida's premier, adaptive watersports community serving people of all abilities.

With a series of programs offered seven days a week year-round, Shake-A-Leg Miami provides a number of opportunities for children, youth, and adults with or without physical or mental challenges to experience the beauty of Miami’s gem that is Biscayne Bay.

Shake-A-Leg Miami is a not-for-profit organization working with children & adults with physical, developmental, and economic challenges in a marine environment, utilizing Biscayne Bay to teach environmental lessons, therapeutic sailing, swimming, & kayaking, among other watersports activities.


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The Kennedy Krieger Institute is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, Johns Hopkins affiliate located in Baltimore, Maryland that provides inpatient and outpatient medical care, community services, and school based programs for children and adolescents with learning disabilities, as well as disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. The Institute provides services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is involved in research into various disorders, including new interventions and earlier diagnosis.


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The Kessler Foundation was established in 1985 and is one of the largest public charities in the United States supporting people with disabilities. Kessler Foundation Research Center has research programs designed to improve function and quality of life for persons with spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. Kessler Foundation has also distributed millions of dollars to programs that promote the employment of people with disabilities through its "Transition to Work" Signature and Community Employment grants. The Foundation's Special Initiative grants also support related community programs like ThinkFirst, an injury prevention program for children. Kessler Foundation has a full-time staff of 90 individuals, divided between two locations in West Orange, NJ


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The Woody Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization formed in 2011 to transform the quality of life of those living with paralysis and their caregivers. The namesake of The Foundation, James “Woody” Beckham suffered his spinal cord injury making a rugby tackle in January 2011. His family and friends have bonded together to support Woody by making donations to local charities which help others with paralysis.


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The mission of Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, employing performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences. 


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The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is a 132-bed rehabilitation teaching hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the official teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation[1] and the main campus of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. The hospital is a member of Partners Continuing Care under Partners HealthCare, a non-profit organization that owns several hospitals in Massachusetts.


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The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Are you scheduled to come sailing with Impossible Dream?

All guests who are sailing on the Impossible Dream must sign our liability and photo release waiver prior to leaving the dock. Please click the button below to submit your paperless waiver.