Blind Sailing is a Registered Charity, who provide sailing for blind and partially sighted people. We organise regular training sessions with coaching and help to enable novices to learn to sail. We also coach the more advanced to enable them to compete at both national and international events. The Charity use lots of different and excellent sailing schools, clubs and organisations all over the UK.
OUR COMMODORE'S MESSAGE
Blind Sailing is run by volunteers and Commodore, Lucy Hodges MBE says...
"I started with Blind Sailing at 17 years of age and have never looked back. When I started I was shy very quiet, wondering what would be in the future with a visual impairment. But I can say I have never looked back only forward wanting to give others a chance to grow and achieve through sailing.
I have won World championships, been awarded sports awards and grown in ability to communicate, work as a team and travel, this has all been through sailing and the group of volunteers we encourage. It's not just the VI's that gain new skills but the sighted team too.
I have done so much but will never forget where I started, and this shows through the awards and the full time employment I have today.
I can honestly say no matter what age you are or experience, email us and come and try; your senses will be put to the test, feeling the breeze - but one dip of your toe in the water and you will want to come back, even as volunteers."