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Our commitment to your privacy

This privacy policy sets out how Blind Sailing UK uses and protects any information that you give Blind Sailing UK when you use this website.


Blind Sailing UK is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.


This policy may from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st September 2018.


What we collect

We may collect the following information:


  • name and job title

  • contact information including email address

  • photograph and video footage

  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

  • Medical information to enable participation

  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better safer service, and in particular for the following reasons:


Members name, address, phone, email, date of birth
Managing the participants of the club and associated updates.
Legal Basis of Processing:  Contact with the member.  Safety of activity.

Names and ages of dependants

Purpose:  Managing the participants of the club and associated updates.
Legal Basis of Processing:  Contact with the member.  Safety of activity.

Emergency contact details

Purpose:  Contact next of kin in an emergency.
Legal Basis of Processing:  Vital interest.


Photos and videos As per section F

Purpose:  As per section F of the attendance form. Or see below.
Legal Basis of Processing:  Content via this form and reviewed annually unless required sooner.


GBR Blind Sailing also recognizes the need to ensure the welfare and safety of all its members.


GBR Blind Sailing will take all possible steps to ensure all images are used solely for the purposes they are intended. If you become aware that these images are being used inappropriately you should inform the Club immediately at


GBR Blind Sailing will use the photographs and video for the following purposes;


  • Social media including, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter but not limited to, note these may link to other organization that work with GBR Blind Sailing,

  • To promote the charity via press releases, newsletters,

  • To connect with potential sponsors,

  • Poster and leaflets

  • Coaching aids.


As a club will we make every endeavour to update its member of any changes.



We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. 


How we use cookies


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.


We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.


Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information


You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:


  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website or by hand, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at


We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you'd of our Handbook please email or contact us via our contact page.

Blind Sailing COVID19 Precautions Attendees.

To be reviewed alongside government guidelines.

All attendees will be asked to review and sign on the lead up to the event, and reviewed prior to the event.  These precautions will work alongside the Handbook until such time they are either not required or merged into the handbook. Please contact Blind Sailing via email or via 07796687914.



COVID-19 – confirmation of attendance by all participants 24 hours prior, confirming they are not showing any symptoms and not in a location impacted by the local lockdown.  We ask if these changes Blind Sailing is updated immediately.

Each attendee has completed an attendance form prior to attending to ensure we have up to date details for track and trace.

Blind Sailing and it’s attendees will comply with the policy and procedures of the host club they are attending, especially to support COVID-19.  Blind Sailing COVID19 precautions may be additional to the club's policy and procedures. Blind Sailing may be required to pass a list of attendees and their contact numbers to comply with track and trace.

Hand Sanitising location & requirements, these will be advised to all participants. We will be asking for ease for sailors to carry their own.  Hand washing is also available in the toilets. All be asked to please sanitize your hands upon arrival and at least every 2 hours whilst in and about the Clubhouse.  Thoroughly washing your hands provides better protection than sanitizer.

Gatherings Stay outside in the open air and minimize gatherings as much as possible, we will look to be in a group of 6 and in our own boat bubble.  Always maintain the 1.5m – 2m social distancing unless you need to work in close proximity to another person, then mitigation will be taken mainly a mask but if for short period ensure face-to-face contact is not made.  If you need to sit inside out of the weather, maintain social distancing.  Ensure the club policies are followed.

Toilets - These are potentially high contamination risk areas.  The number of people in any of the spaces will be restricted to the Club policy or Blind Sailing will look to two at a time.  Please wait outside if there is already two people in the area and only enter once another person has exited.  It will also be wise not to touch your face whilst in these common spaces and to wash your hands or sanitise them again upon exiting. Changing Rooms – As above these are potentially high risk.  The number of people in any of the spaces will be restricted to the Club policy or Blind Sailing will look to two at a time.  

Illness during Blind Sailing activities. If you feel unwell or show any signs of respiratory illness, please do not come to the activities and stay at home.  If you become noticeably unwell whilst with Blind Sailing or start to cough or sneeze, please advise the COVID Safety Officer for the weekend and you will be provided a disposable mask to help minimize the risk of contamination whilst you pack up equipment and travel home.  

COVID 19 Briefing/Activities update / Register. A register of all people completing the above briefing/activities and acknowledging their understanding of the Club’s requirements.  If you become aware of anyone present, that is not identified on the register, please request the person to report to the COVID Safety Officer to ensure a briefing is conducted and risks can be reduced for us all.

Boats and teams will be allocated for the duration, rigging and sailing to lower the risk, creating small bubbles, where sailors are face to face in close contact then mitigation will need to be taken, this can be a mask or working back to back or side-on.  But we will look to ensure we are working 1m plus whilst outside carrying out sailing activities.

Safety Boat – We will look to work within a wind range of safety, to lower the need for safety.  We will look to have two people manning the safety rib at all times be it from the same household or working compliantly within the rib taking mitigation.

Visually Impaired Guiding – we will look to support all and ensure safety we will ask for canes to be used to lower contact.  But guiding will be provided by the elbow or shoulder with the VI to ensure they hold back slightly.




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