On September 11, 2015, after installing the first BoardSafe Adaptive Kayak Launch, at Leaser Lake, Dan Smalley and Jason Strozyk from BoardSafe Docks met with a number of Disabled Paddlers and representatives from the Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation to discuss what adaptive features needed to be added to the launch. Located…
What is an adaptive boat or kayak launch?
Many marinas, rowing centers, and parks, are aware of the growing trend of para-rowing and adaptive rowing. They understand the benefits and freedom that rowing offers. Despite this, they have not encountered or incorporated the facilities that make rowing accessible for athletes in wheelchairs or with physical challenges. Many ask, “What is an adaptive kayak boat launch? What does it look like?”
We at BoardSafe have your answers and can explain what makes an adaptive rowing center or launch ideal for para-rowers. BoardSafe manufacturers rowing products for adaptive boat and kayak launches, as well as aluminum floating docks, piers, gangways, and other accessories with ADA features. It is important to note that ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements do not apply to gangways and floating docks, but BoardSafe conscientiously developed its adaptive rowing products following ADA accessibility guidelines to best accommodate users. read more