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E.A.S.T Sailing Dates 2020

East Anglian Sailing Trust E.A.S.T Sailing Dates 2020

EAST ANGLIAN SAILING TRUST Sailing / Cruising Dates for 2020.

TASTER WEEKEND  7- 9  May  2020

  • Thursday 7th May evening meet up and stay on board overnight in Levington.
  • Friday 8th sail all day.
  • Saturday 9th sail and finish back in Levington about 2pm-ish for crews and VI sailors to depart for home.

Priority will be given to first time VI sailors for this weekend

3 DAY WEEKEND CRUISE 29 May – 1 June  2020

  • Friday 29th May evening meet up and stay on board overnight in Levington
  • Saturday 30th sail all day.
  • Sunday 31st sail all day.
  • Monday 1st June finish back in Levington about 2pm ish for crews and Vi sailors to depart for home.

SEPTEMBER WEEK CRUISE 4 -12 Sept 2020

  • Friday 4th September evening meet up and stay on board overnight in Levington.
  • Set sail on Saturday 5th for a week.
  • Return to Levington Friday 11th for a communal evening supper.
  • Crews and VI sailors depart for home in the morning on Saturday 12th.

Hopefully, these dates prove to be popular with you all…..  Many, many thanks for all your previous EAST cruises and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in 2020.

Contacts: Judith Hedges & Anne Williams  Cruise Coordinators
Email: cruisingsec@e-a-s-t.org.uk
Tel: 07773 684036 (Judith)  and 07868 226604 (Anne)

 

 

E.A.S.T Sailing Dates 2020

East Anglian Sailing Trust E.A.S.T Sailing Dates 2020
Venue:
EAST ANGLIAN SAILING TRUST
SUFFOLK YACHT HARBOUR
LEVINGTON IPSWICH IP10 0LN
Time:
TBC -
Phone:
0333 088 3278
Date:
07th May 2020
Cost:
Various


EAST ANGLIAN SAILING TRUST Sailing / Cruising Dates for 2020.

TASTER WEEKEND  7- 9  May  2020

  • Thursday 7th May evening meet up and stay on board overnight in Levington.
  • Friday 8th sail all day.
  • Saturday 9th sail and finish back in Levington about 2pm-ish for crews and VI sailors to depart for home.

Priority will be given to first time VI sailors for this weekend

3 DAY WEEKEND CRUISE 29 May – 1 June  2020

  • Friday 29th May evening meet up and stay on board overnight in Levington
  • Saturday 30th sail all day.
  • Sunday 31st sail all day.
  • Monday 1st June finish back in Levington about 2pm ish for crews and Vi sailors to depart for home.

SEPTEMBER WEEK CRUISE 4 -12 Sept 2020

  • Friday 4th September evening meet up and stay on board overnight in Levington.
  • Set sail on Saturday 5th for a week.
  • Return to Levington Friday 11th for a communal evening supper.
  • Crews and VI sailors depart for home in the morning on Saturday 12th.

Hopefully, these dates prove to be popular with you all…..  Many, many thanks for all your previous EAST cruises and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in 2020.

Contacts: Judith Hedges & Anne Williams  Cruise Coordinators
Email: cruisingsec@e-a-s-t.org.uk
Tel: 07773 684036 (Judith)  and 07868 226604 (Anne)

 

 

Those lazy days on the sea!

Sailing - Those lazy days on the sea with VISA-GB

Those lazy days on the sea.

Fastnet Race, Cowes Week, bathing suits, sandcastles, ice creams and deckchairs, so do you really think the Visa-gb bods have been sitting about?

No sir, we’ve no time for such luxuries! It’s noses to the winch, splices to the mainbrace and all go in our preparation for the late August trip to promote the abilities of our visually impaired sailors as they set off on the good ship UKSA on 26th August with promotion, exhibition, broad-reaching, close hauling and fish finger frying all on the menu.

Poole in sunny Dorset is the featured town for this trip, local members from Dorset Blind Association will be stepping aboard for tea, scones and possibly a spoon of jam whilst being shown around the yacht.

What’s this all about we hear you ask – well, my fellow readers, this is all about The Visually Impaired Sailing Association delivering a promise.  Our promise, made at the Trustee meeting in June, was to make more people aware of the benefits of offshore sailing for the blind and visually impaired and, with help from those lovely people at Tesco and Groundworks, with their bags for life scheme, we are delivering stage one of that promise.

Being on a boat, working in a team, living, laughing, cooking, cleaning, raising and lower sails, steering, trimming, motoring and mooring all create a tangible feeling of wellbeing.  What we can do rather than what we can’t makes for a positive experience, if you doubt this then come on down to Poole Quay and meet us, we’ll be there from 28th August – if you want more details then give blind sailing supremo Lofty Sims a call on 07854245276.

Hats off, and a loud hurrah, in welcoming our new treasurer Anil Kanani who has just stepped out of the shadows and into the full glare of the Visa-gb spotlight to take centre stage as our finance man.  Welcome Anil and thank you, we’ll be in fine fettle with our credit and debit, cash and flow all neatly lined up and ready to cast off.

Now for a reminder that you will need to act on sooner rather than later, it’s been mentioned before and it will be again BUT if you don’t want to miss out you really should reserve your bunk aboard Fowler’s Fantastic Flotilla or, as some call it, Our Island Odyssey, Scotland 2020.

The dates are 18th April to 25th April 2020, the location is Largs on the West coast of bonny Scotland, the cost is £300 for the week including food and a comfy bunk to lay your weary head. How you book is simple, call our marvellous membership secretary Sue Hogge on 07767717440 or email at susiehogge@icloud.com

By the way thanks for all the positive feedback from Blind Week, the Folly Inn staff have recovered from all you table dancers, the Royal Lymington Yacht Club had special delivers to restock their empty bar and even Will Bridge and Grant Morris have emerged from their darkened rooms fully recovered!  Phew, we clearly got away with it as they’ve asked us back for next year – whoopee we hear you cry!!

That’s all from Visa-gb towers, for now, folks, have another 99 while the sun still shines. We’re raising the anchor here, back in September – haul away

 

Those lazy days on the sea!

Sailing - Those lazy days on the sea with VISA-GB

Those lazy days on the sea.

Fastnet Race, Cowes Week, bathing suits, sandcastles, ice creams and deckchairs, so do you really think the Visa-gb bods have been sitting about?

No sir, we’ve no time for such luxuries! It’s noses to the winch, splices to the mainbrace and all go in our preparation for the late August trip to promote the abilities of our visually impaired sailors as they set off on the good ship UKSA on 26th August with promotion, exhibition, broad-reaching, close hauling and fish finger frying all on the menu.

Poole in sunny Dorset is the featured town for this trip, local members from Dorset Blind Association will be stepping aboard for tea, scones and possibly a spoon of jam whilst being shown around the yacht.

What’s this all about we hear you ask – well, my fellow readers, this is all about The Visually Impaired Sailing Association delivering a promise.  Our promise, made at the Trustee meeting in June, was to make more people aware of the benefits of offshore sailing for the blind and visually impaired and, with help from those lovely people at Tesco and Groundworks, with their bags for life scheme, we are delivering stage one of that promise.

Being on a boat, working in a team, living, laughing, cooking, cleaning, raising and lower sails, steering, trimming, motoring and mooring all create a tangible feeling of wellbeing.  What we can do rather than what we can’t makes for a positive experience, if you doubt this then come on down to Poole Quay and meet us, we’ll be there from 28th August – if you want more details then give blind sailing supremo Lofty Sims a call on 07854245276.

Hats off, and a loud hurrah, in welcoming our new treasurer Anil Kanani who has just stepped out of the shadows and into the full glare of the Visa-gb spotlight to take centre stage as our finance man.  Welcome Anil and thank you, we’ll be in fine fettle with our credit and debit, cash and flow all neatly lined up and ready to cast off.

Now for a reminder that you will need to act on sooner rather than later, it’s been mentioned before and it will be again BUT if you don’t want to miss out you really should reserve your bunk aboard Fowler’s Fantastic Flotilla or, as some call it, Our Island Odyssey, Scotland 2020.

The dates are 18th April to 25th April 2020, the location is Largs on the West coast of bonny Scotland, the cost is £300 for the week including food and a comfy bunk to lay your weary head. How you book is simple, call our marvellous membership secretary Sue Hogge on 07767717440 or email at susiehogge@icloud.com

By the way thanks for all the positive feedback from Blind Week, the Folly Inn staff have recovered from all you table dancers, the Royal Lymington Yacht Club had special delivers to restock their empty bar and even Will Bridge and Grant Morris have emerged from their darkened rooms fully recovered!  Phew, we clearly got away with it as they’ve asked us back for next year – whoopee we hear you cry!!

That’s all from Visa-gb towers, for now, folks, have another 99 while the sun still shines. We’re raising the anchor here, back in September – haul away

 

Sailing: West Coast of Scotland!

Sailing - West Coast of Scotland Trip with VISA-GB
Venue:
On a yacht in Scotland
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
07767717440
Date:
18th April 2020
Cost:
cost is £300 this includes all food for meals onboard but you'll have to cover the cost of transport to and from Scotland.


West Coast of Scotland Trip with VISA-GB

Website: http://visa-gb.org.uk/

If you can’t wait until Blind week 2020 then sign up for our trip to the beautiful West Coast of Scotland, we’re sailing out of Largs and have five yachts booked and an option on one or two more.  We will have over 30 Visually Impaired sailors onboard, it doesn’t matter if you’re an old hand or a newbie you’ll get a warm welcome and an opportunity to feel empowered, energised and engaged aboard our yachts.

The dates are 18th April to 25th April 2020, the cost is £300 this includes all food for meals onboard but you’ll have to cover the cost of transport to and from Scotland.

To book please email membership supremo Sue Hogge at susiehogge@icloud.com or call her on 07767717440.

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