Sailing takes many forms; you can cruise, race or simply potter around in all kinds of boats, on the sea or inland water. It is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms.
The International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) has been authorized by ISAF to be responsible for sailing for people with disabilities worldwide. IFDS is an affiliate member of ISAF and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and works with it's members, the Recognized National Authorities (RNAs).
IFDS promotes all types of sailing for people with all types and degrees of disability. The values of IFDS are equity, opportunity to excel and empowerment for sailors with disabilities.