Impossible Dream, a 60-foot, wheelchair-accessible sailing catamaran that sails the entire East Coast of the United States offering sails to people with disabilities, will be in Newport from August 25th – September 1st 2019.
Newport is the ninth stop of the Impossible Dream’s Summer Voyage, encompassing 4,000 miles along the U.S. East Coast with stops at 15 destinations. Since launching on May 29th from Miami, the vessel has stopped at eight ports and taken close to 900 people sailing. At each stop, sailing outings are offered to people with disabilities, mobility impairments, life- changing illnesses, and their families at no cost. Donations are accepted to help fund the summer sailing tour. To donate, visit the-impossible-dream-inc.networkforgood.com
Impossible Dream is headquartered at Shake-a-Leg Miami(SALM) in Coconut Grove, Florida. Founded by Newport native, Harry Horgan who founded SALM to utilize the marine environment to improve the health, education, and independence of children and adults with physical, developmental and economic challenges, in an inclusive community setting. When not sailing the coastline, the boat complements the programs of Shake-a-Leg Miami, which has been serving the public for over 25 years. Please visit www.theimpossibledream.org for more information. Donate, Facebook, Instagram
While in Newport, the Impossible Dream be taking patients, wheelchair users, and others with life-changing illnesses sailing at Casey’s Marina: 69-129 Long Wharf, Newport, RI 02840.
Also there will be a big fundraiser for the program on Wednesday, August 28th from 6-8pm at The Deck on Waites Wharf.