GBR Blind Sailing
Sailing is an activity that can be shared by all, for anyone with a visual impairment it can provide a sense of freedom and adrenaline like no other. As a charity we have a great success in introducing people to sailing and also a history of success at World Championships, seeing Great Britain being crowned World Champions over 12 times.
Blind Sailing is at the heart of activities in Great Britain providing a safe place to dip your toe in the water for the first time or set your goals to represent your country, there is something in Blind Sailing for everyone to enjoy, you can read our news and testimonies to find out what happens at our events on our website www.gbrblindsailing.co.uk.
We are so grateful to South Cerney Sailing Club providing a home in the South for our sailors to come and enjoy. The club has opened it's doors providing membership, this has enabled the charity to run weekends at low cost with quick and easy access to the water and great training room to run all our onshore courses and events.
We have also seen a great number of South Cerney Sailing Club member join us on our weekends as volunteers, Blind Sailing relies on our volunteers to provide a fun and safe environment. Each volunteer offers help in different ways some onshore keeping our guide dogs safe and others who are all qualified under the Royal Yachting Association with a great background of experience, who support on the water. Many have celebrated over 16 years of volunteering and representing their country alongside our visually impaired sailors, which has been recognized by the Royal Yachting Association.
It is great to say that South Cerney as a club is supporting our Aim as a charity,
Blind Sailing is a Registered Charity, which provides 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.
All you need to do to join Blind Sailing is give us a call or contact us, you do not need any equipment or experience.
Last updated 11:19 on 6 November 2023