East Anglian Sailing Trust
providing children and adults with disabilities regular opportunities to access and enjoy sailing activities
East Anglian Sailing Trust has a taster blind & partially sighted sailing opportunity in May 2020. No previous experience is necessary. Other dates are available for those who have been with EAST before.
- TASTER WEEKEND – Thursday evening 7th to 9th May 2020 (8th is a Bank Holiday).
A contribution of £50(£25 per night) is requested to help cover food, fuel and mooring costs.*
Sailing is on a variety of yachts from 30′ to 40′ in length. Crew sleep on the boats.
All EAST crews are volunteers. Skippers are NOT paid for the use of their boats. EAST skippers and sighted crew are VI awareness trained. Life jackets provided.
VI crew can attend as individuals or a group (limited numbers). They need to be active and physically able to move on a boat. Sorry, 18 years + only. Nor can we accommodate guide dogs.
All this happens at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington near Ipswich. We can help with transport from Ipswich bus and railway stations.
INTERESTED, WANT MORE INFORMATION?
Contact: Trevor Williams Mobile: 0787 290 7719
Visit our website www.e-a-s-t.org.uk. EAST is a registered charity.
Our VI Cruising Chairman Simon Daws, who is VI, would be very happy to talk to anybody with questions or in need of reassurance – Mobile: 07749 714361.
Testimonial from a VI Crew – “The feeling of sheer exhilaration, total involvement and being alive was incredible. That combination of boat, sea and wind meant that just for a while I could forget that I was visually impaired, and my only regret was that I hadn’t done it sooner. I’m never happier than when at the helm with the wind in my hair and the boat trimmed perfectly!”
Dates for experienced crew who have been with EAST before:
- LONG WEEKEND – Friday 29th May evening to Monday 1st June.
A contribution of £75 (£25 per night) is requested to help cover food, fuel and mooring costs.*
- SEPTEMBER WEEK CRUISE – Friday 4th September evening to Saturday 12th morning.
A contribution of £200 (£25 per night) is requested to help cover food, fuel and mooring costs.*
*EAST membership is also required at £4 per night or £30 a year.