Universally-Accessible Sailboat "Impossible Dream" Visits Hudson River Maritime Museum

The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to host the universally accessible 60’ catamaran Impossible Dream from Saturday, Sept. 16 through Wednesday, Sept. 20. Specifically designed to accommodate quadriplegic wheelchair users, Impossible Dream has made Atlantic crossings and sailed the Mediterranean and was the first ship to be sailed across the Atlantic by a quadriplegic - Geoff Holtz, who was accompanied only by his personal assistant. Impossible Dream is based out of Miami, Florida, and funded and operated by Deborah Mellon, a paraplegic businesswoman with a love of sailing. 

Impossible Dream will be offering free sails for wheelchair users and guests while docked at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. One sail will be reserved for individuals and the other three sails will be reserved for groups and organizations which serve wheelchair users and other mobility-impaired people. On Sunday, Sept. 17 from noon to 2 p.m., Impossible Dream will be accepting individual passengers for a day sail. Impossible Dream can accommodate up to eight wheelchair users and ten ambulatory guests per sail. Sunday, Sept. 17 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday, Sept.18 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 19 from noon-2 p.m. are available for group sail reservations. Limited space available. Contact boatschool@hrmm.org.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11 am to Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing