The International Association for Disabled Sailing


IADS, formerly the IFDS, has been authorized by ISAF, the World Governing Body for Sailing, to be responsible for Disabled Sailing Worldwide. Working in partnership with ISAF and affiliated to IPC, IADS promotes all types and levels of sailing for people with all types and degrees of disability. Its values are Equity, Excellence and Empowerment for sailors with disabilities. It promotes its ideals through a Database, a Sailing Manual (including Disability Awareness modules and Club Access Guidelines), a programme of Regional Conferences and numerous events.