Special coastal voyage to mark group's 100th anniversary

07/04/2014
A group of Suffolk yachting enthusiasts is embarking on an adventure with a blind sailor joining the crew in each of three boats.
The event – dubbed Three Blind Men in a Boat – is being held to mark the centenary of the East Suffolk Association for the Blind (ESAB). It will see three yachts, skippered by members of the East Anglian Sailing Trust
(EAST) with the help of a blind crew member, leaving Suffolk Yacht Harbour in Levington to sail to Lowestoft,
Southwold and back to Levington. They will be waved off on their three-day journey by comedian Griff Rhys Jones on Sunday, April 27. EAST, a charity that offers sailing for blind and disabled people, and ESAB will be holding receptions at each of the ports of call. Hana Ballard, spokesman for ESAB, said the three-day sailing expedition was about celebrating the centenary and raising awareness of the activities available for blind and disabled people.