Tag Archives: visually Impaired

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

 

Living with Sight Loss Course

RNIB Living with Sight Loss course

Event details

  • Venue:  RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE
  • Dates: Tuesdays 14 and 21 January 2020

To book a free place or for further information, please

Contact: Marie Kehoe – Call 020 7391 3274  or email: marie.kehoe@rnib.org.uk

 

 

 

Living with Sight Loss Course

RNIB Living with Sight Loss course
Venue:
RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE
Time:
10,00 am - 3.00 pm
Phone:
020 7391 3274
Date:
14th January 2020
Cost:
FREE


Event details

  • Venue:  RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE
  • Dates: Tuesdays 14 and 21 January 2020

To book a free place or for further information, please

Contact: Marie Kehoe – Call 020 7391 3274  or email: marie.kehoe@rnib.org.uk

 

London VI Tennis Tournament

LTA Regional Tennis Tournamnets 2020
Venue:
The National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
+44 (0)208 487 7000
Date:
10th September 2020
Cost:
TBC


London Visually Impaired Regional Tennis Tournament

Event Date: Sometime in Late September 2020 TBC

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Venue:  The National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ

Venue Tel: +44 (0)20 8487 7000

This tournament is open to players who have a visual impairment & have a CVI.

For more information, please contact Liz.Terry@lta.org.uk

Call the LTA Services Team on +44 (0)208 487 7000 for an expert member of the team to assist with any queries you may have.

To use the LTA tournament search on the LTA website you will need to register and become an LTA Member, you will  also need to  tick the disability option and choose your dates ( at the moment of writing this –  2 Dec 2019 – there are No 2020 dates available, but no doubt they will be added)

Website: https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Search/ 

 

 

VI Tennis Regional Tournaments Calendar 2020

The LTA are really excited to announce that there will be 11 Regional VI Tournaments in 2020!! Most dates are now finalised with just a few of the ones at the end of the year needing to be confirmed by venues.

Hopefully, these extra tournaments might mean some of you don’t need to travel so far to compete as we have a nice spread of where the new ones are taking place.

  • Sep (late) date – TBC–  London VI Regional Tennis Tournament (NTC)
  • 17 – 18 Oct –  Glasgow  VI Regional Tennis Tournament   (Newlands Tennis Club)
  • 1 Nov date  – TBC –  Birmingham  VI Tennis Tournament  (Priory Club)
  • Nov date  – TBC –  National Visually Impaired Tennis Championships – Venue TBC

For more information, please contact Liz.Terry@lta.org.uk