The Mission of Impossible Dream
To use the Impossible Dream, a universally designed ocean going catamaran, to bring disabled and nondisabled people together in productive, collaborative endeavors. With its unique accessible design, the Impossible Dream is an equalizer, creating a community that works together to sail our boat, exchange ideas and experience the empowering sensation of being in a beautiful, barrier free environment. For many, this is a transformational experience – one that we are committed to provide to as many people as possible. As we raise awareness of the ways to create integrated environments through accessible design, together we can change perceptions of the unlimited possibilities available to disabled communities around the globe.
On Thursday, October fourth, while transiting south to Norfolk, Virginia to work with the Wounded Warriors organization, the Impossible Dream‘s starboard engine stopped running. With one engine down and the port engine doing the work of two, the Dream limped into the nearest marina. Some may have called losing an engine a major setback, but
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Nearly one hundred miles from New York City is a small town at the base of the Catskill Mountains that is very close to our hearts. The Impossible Dream has been winding her way up the mighty Hudson River to Kingston, NY for the past three years. What keeps bringing us back is simple, a community that is passionate
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Coming off a whirlwind of a visit to Newburyport and Boston, we were ready for a nice and easy sail to Newport, RI, home of our co-founder and President of Shake-A-Leg Miami, Harry Horgan. Harry’s roots run deep in Newport. In fact, it was there that he started the original Shake-A-Leg prior to moving to
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Our Bay State adventure began in a new place for the Impossible Dream, Newburyport Massachusetts Our trip to a small seaside city in northern Massachusetts, began with an intriguing email we received this spring from a Newburyport local. The local was Alan Gamble, and upon responding to his email and speaking over the phone we
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