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Free online sailing course with GBR Blind Sailing!

Free online sailing course with GBR Blind Sailing

he online sailing course is running over four weeks on sailing theory, for anyone that has never tried sailing or has had a go and would like to know more. The course is designed for any level of visual impairment and they will have a team at hand to support all.

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Ahoy Shipmates! A Video from visa-gb!

A video about blind and partially sighted sailing from visa-gb!

It’s great to have seen off 2020 with a size 12 sailing boot in the stern quarters.  Our faces now turned to windward as we await nursey to arrive in full sail with hypodermic pointed at our quivering buttocks, ah the pain and the pleasure!  But before we drift off into the arms of carry on nursing your attention is required.

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VI Sailors’ Week – Blind Week 12- 19 June 2021

VI Sailors’ Week - Blind Week 12- 19 June 2021

We were very disappointed to cancel Blind Week 2020 in Falmouth and have been hoping that the New Year 2021 will allow the event to return, even if constrained by health restrictions.  In preparation for this, we have developed a preliminary Covid-19 strategy taking note of Government and RYA guidance.

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Sailing: Pip’s challenge and future sunshine trips – Visa-GB!

Sailing Pip's challenge and future sunshine trips - Visa-GB

First and foremost is the latest update on our patron, and sailing superstar, Pip Hare who’s about to set off from the comfort of Poole and head to France for the start of the Vendee Globe Race.  Set your watches, mark your calendar as this world girdling challenge kicks off at 1202 GMT on Sunday 8th November.  24,000 miles around the globe, no stops, no help just our Pip and fellow competitors battling the elements for the race of a lifetime

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Sailing Schedule for Visa-GB 2021

Sailing Schedule 2021 for Visually Impaired Sailing Association (Visa-gb)

Sailing Events for 2021 include the following: – Scottish Island Flotilla, 15th to 22nd May. – The Royal Escape Race, 25th to 31st May.
Round the Island Race 3rd July, charter 28th June to 4th July. – Sea Vision 2021, 5th June to 3rd July. – Blind Week 12th to 19th June 2021.
– Warm Weather Cruise September/October

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