Group with disabilities sets sail on specially equipped catamaran

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The group of 30 sailed on the Impossible Dream, a catamaran specially equipped for wheelchairs. It was built after its owner became a paraplegic in a skiing accident.

BROOKLYN – A group of New Yorkers with disabilities set sail on a special trip in New York Harbor today.

The group of 30 sailed on the Impossible Dream, a catamaran specially equipped for wheelchairs.  It was built after its owner became a paraplegic in a skiing accident.

Unlike regular boats, wheelchairs can travel from the stern to the bow and even go below deck using a hydraulic elevator.

The 60-foot ship sails around the world to give people with disabilities a rare chance to experience being out at sea. After the New York Harbor trip, the ship will head down the East Coast later this week to its home in Miami.

You can CLICK HERE for more information, as well as see a VIDEO of the coverage, or see below for photos of the event.

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