2016 VI Cruises

We will hold a 3 day weekend cruise for individual visually impaired people from Friday evening 13 May to Monday afternoon 16 May.

As part of the RYA 'Push the Boat Out' week, we will be offering day-sailing opportunities to a number of organisations for blind people from Tuesday 17 May to Sunday 22 May. If your organisation is interested in taking part, please contact us.

• We will hold a taster weekend for individual visually impaired people from Friday evening 3 June to Sunday afternoon 5 June.

• During the summer, we hope that individual EAST skippers will be able to offer sailing opportunities to experienced visually impaired sailors, by invitation. We would be pleased to offer an introductory service.

• Our annual 9 day cruise will run from Friday evening 9 September to Sunday afternoon 18 September. Further details will be published in due course.

Plans will change if weather conditions demand.

CHARGES for 2016
All crew are required to make a contribution towards boat costs as follows:
• £75 May weekend (3 nights)
• £50 June taster weekend (2-nights)
• £225 September cruise (9-nights)
INCLUDED are all meals and drinks on board and during the September Cruise, one meal ashore. If you are not a paid-up member of EAST, there will also be a fee for temporary membership of £3 per night.

NOT included are:
a. bar bills
b. transport to and from Suffolk Yacht Harbour

The Skipper of the yacht you are assigned to will contact you before the event to discuss your needs ie special dietary requirements, any physical or medical condition of which he/she should be aware of for safety purposes and your travel arrangements. It is not guaranteed but your skipper might be able to arrange for you to be collected from Ipswich Station.

For kit list and more information go to the 'Essential Reading for Crew' tab on the 'cruising' page.

To take part in a VI Cruise you will need to complete the VI Cruising Application Form & Medical Questionnaire. Priority for the cruise week will be given to full members of EAST.

If you have your own boat and are interested in joining EAST's cruises in company, we would be delighted to hear from you, further information is available here.