Tag Archives: VI Sailing

Blind Sailing Week: Apply by 16 March

Blind & Partially Sighted Sailors’ Week - Blind Week - Apply by 16 March

Sailors’ Week – Blind Week 2020

20-27 June – Falmouth, Cornwall

APPLICATION DEADLINE – BLIND WEEK  Closing date:  Monday 16 March 2020.

We are writing with a warm invitation to participate in this year’s event!

Our 2020 sailing week will be Falmouth-based and hosted once again by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.

Participants will gather during the afternoon of Saturday 20 June and we start the week with an opening dinner at the RCYC clubhouse that evening.

Having sailed to a variety of locations along the coast during the week, the yachts and their crews will re-convene at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club for the closing dinner on the evening of Friday 26 June.  The event will then end on the morning of Saturday 27 June when crews will disembark their yachts and return home.

I am delighted to say that Mike Browne has once again agreed to facilitate this event through his charity, Sporting Activities for the Disabled Charitable Trust.

If you are visually impaired and would like to apply for a place to crew on a yacht for the week please contact the below email to find out more and get the forms/emails you need to reply too  Closing date:  Monday 16 March 2020.

Please note that we now have a dedicated Blind Week email address which is: mail@blindweeksailing.co.uk and all emails and correspondence should be sent to this new address.

The RYA’s recently made video of the event is a useful introduction

To avoid misunderstandings it is important to reply to this email, even if you have previously indicated that you would like to participate in Blind Week 2020.

We are very aware of the need to keep costs under tight control and we have been able to maintain the VI participant’s fee for the 2020 event at £250.

If you haven’t participated in Blind Week before, please read ‘What’s it all About?’ – a description by regular VI participants to be found in the document which follows on from this letter (as we’ve been told that email attachments can sometimes be a headache!)

We should emphasise that you really do not need any prior sailing experience to participate in and really enjoy Blind Week.  Complete beginners and newcomers are just as warmly welcomed as experienced VI sailors whose skills have been developed over many sea miles!  If you know of any visually impaired person who may not be aware of the event, but might also like to come along, or any friend who doesn’t appear to have received this email, please do ask them to contact us – or you can simply copy this email onto them.

Please note that Blind Week only caters for applicants over 18 years old.  In addition, the sailing yachts used are not specially equipped or adapted to cater for physical disabilities, and therefore the event requires moderate agility by all the crew, including VI participants.  This requirement is set out in the ‘What’s It All About’ document, Section 4, and we ask you to confirm that you meet it.

At this early planning stage it is impossible to offer firm places until we know the availability of boats.  So while we will quickly acknowledge receipt of your application, we will only be able to confirm your place and your provisional yacht allocation in early April.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!  mail@blindweeksailing.co.uk

Once again – our best wishes for 2020… a New Year in which we hope you’ll spend some of your time on the water with us!

Will Bridge  and Rosie Shorman

Blind Week Co-ordinators

 

E.A.S.T Sailing Taster 7-9 May

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

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.

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!”

INTERESTED, WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Contact:     Trevor Williams           Mobile:     0787 290 7719

Email:        vicruisingrecruitment@e-a-s-t.org.uk

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

E.A.S.T Sailing WEEK 4 Sept!

East Anglian Sailing Trust E.A.S.T Sailing Dates 2020
Venue:
All this happens at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington near Ipswich. We can help with transport from Ipswich bus and railway stations.
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
07749 71436
Date:
04th September 2020
Cost:
A contribution of £200 (£25 per night)


East Anglian Sailing Trust

providing children and adults with disabilities regular opportunities to access and enjoy sailing activities

  • SEPTEMBERCRUISE – 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.

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.

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!”

INTERESTED, WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Contact:     Trevor Williams           Mobile:     0787 290 7719

Email:  vicruisingrecruitment@e-a-s-t.org.uk

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.

 

 

E.A.S.T Sailing 29 May!

East Anglian Sailing Trust E.A.S.T Sailing Dates 2020
Venue:
All this happens at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington near Ipswich. We can help with transport from Ipswich bus and railway stations.
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
07749 71436
Date:
29th May 2020
Cost:
A contribution of £75 (£25 per night) or


East Anglian Sailing Trust

providing children and adults with disabilities regular opportunities to access and enjoy sailing activities

  • 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.

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.

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!”

INTERESTED, WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Contact:     Trevor Williams           Mobile:     0787 290 7719

Email:  vicruisingrecruitment@e-a-s-t.org.uk

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.

 

 

E.A.S.T Sailing Taster 7-9 May

East Anglian Sailing Trust E.A.S.T Sailing Dates 2020
Venue:
All this happens at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington near Ipswich. We can help with transport from Ipswich bus and railway stations.
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
07749 71436
Date:
07th May 2020
Cost:
A contribution of £50 (£25 per night)


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

Email:  vicruisingrecruitment@e-a-s-t.org.uk

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.