Pleasant Bay Community Boating is a community-based nonprofit committed to ensuring that everyone has access to the Bay.
We work to provide everyone with the opportunity to participate regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial abilities.
PBCB offers a wide variety of affordable programs for children, adults, families and people with disabilities.
Many Adaptive and Community Outreach programs are free to participants.
We cannot do this work without the support of donors like you!
Please Donate to Our Annual Fund Today!
Your gift will support free programming and help ensure that the Bay and these resources remain accessible to everyone.
Comments from a Blind & Vision Impaired participant:
“I am writing to acknowledge the wonderful opportunity that PBCB has given me through the Blind and Vision-Impaired Sailing program. I had always wanted to learn to sail, but when I lost my sight in mid-life I never thought I would be able to learn………I remember the first time I stepped aboard a sailboat in the summer of 2016 at PBCB. I was a bit nervous walking along the age-old dock with my sighted guide, but once I stepped onto the Flying Scot it was like I had come home! The instructors were wonderful. I quickly learned the parts of the boat and some general sailing terms. Once out on the water things got a little more challenging as I learned to judge the direction of the wind, how to steer with the tiller and how to maneuver the sail. I gained confidence and sailed again during the summer of 2017, continuing to learn and refine my skills.
I would not have had the opportunity to learn to sail were it not for the generosity of PBCB. This free program has meant the world to me. It has broadened my horizons and introduced me to new challenges. It has been a real adventure!”