YACHT SAILING FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE!
East Anglian Sailing Trust has skippers and sighted crew ready to take you aboard.
We have taster sailing opportunities in May and June 2018. No previous experience is necessary.
FREE TASTER DAYS – from Wednesday May 16th – Saturday May 19th 2018
TASTER WEEKEND – Friday evening 1st June 2018 – Sunday June 3rd 2018.
A contribution of £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.
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.
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!”
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. We cannot accommodate guide dogs.
All this happens at Suffolk Yacht Harbour at Levington, near Ipswich. We can help with transport from Ipswich bus and rail stations.
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