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Sailing: Blind Week 2020

Blind & Partially Sighted Sailors’ Week - Blind Week

Sailors’ Week – Blind Week 2020

20-27 June – Falmouth, Cornwall

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

 

Sailing: Blind Week 2020

Blind & Partially Sighted Sailors’ Week - Blind Week
Venue:
Falmouth-based and hosted once again by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.
Time:
Application closing date: 16 march - Event date: 20-27 June
Phone:
Date:
16th March 2020
Cost:
VI participant’s fee for the 2020 event at £250.


Sailors’ Week – Blind Week 2020

20-27 June – Falmouth, Cornwall

Dear VI Sailor or Would-be Sailor

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 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)

 

 

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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