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Achieve Tahoe expands sailing program with $75,262 grant from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District

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ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif.— Achieve Tahoe is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $75,262 grant from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District to expand the capacity of its adaptive sailing program for children and adults with disabilities. 

With this funding, Achieve Tahoe will provide U.S. sailing training and certification to volunteers and staff, increasing the pool of trained adaptive sailing instructors, and will purchase a safety craft and a new adaptive R.S. Venture sailboat that will allow individuals with complex physical disabilities to sail with their friends and family.

“We are grateful for this opportunity to strengthen the presence of adaptive sailing in the Tahoe Basin,” says sailing program coordinator, Scott Behrens. “The Truckee Tahoe Airport’s dedication to training our instructors and providing our program the most current adaptive equipment is helping us improve our program delivery and continuity, all while allowing us to serve more individuals with custom adaptive accommodations to fit their unique learning needs.”  



Achieve Tahoe’s adaptive sailing program is based out of Obexer’s on the west shore of Lake Tahoe and is operated in partnership with the Tahoe City Public Utility District’s youth sailing program. 

Through regular, ongoing adaptive sailing lessons, Achieve Tahoe helps people of all abilities develop health, confidence, and independence through harnessing the power of the wind on water.



Achieve Tahoe is grateful for this opportunity to expand access to their adaptive sailing program, and the nonprofit wants to thank the Truckee Tahoe Airport District for helping the organization of making outdoor recreation in the greater Tahoe area accessible to all.

To learn more about Achieve Tahoe visit http://www.achievetahoe.org

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