Visually-impaired sailors enjoy three-day trip EADT 30_4_14
Visually-impaired sailors enjoy three-day trip EADT 30_4_14

Visually-impaired sailors enjoy three-day trip

30/04/2014
Three crews of sighted and visually-impaired sailors set
sail for Lowestoft from Levington Marina on a special three-day event to celebrate the centenary of East Suffolk Association for the Blind (ESAB).
The crews, made up of sailors from ESAB and The East Anglian Sailing Trust (EAST), a charity that offers sailing for the blind and disabled, were given a tremendous send-off by friends and family as well as comedian and sailing enthusiast Griff Rhys Jones.
Mr Rhys Jones’s parting words to the group were: “Time and tide wait for no man, so I won’t keep you. All that remains is to say bon voyage to these intrepid sailors who will need plenty of concentration, a good set of woollies and a large consignment of biscuits to get them through!”
At Lowestoft, 16 local visually-impaired people were given a sailing experience followed by a reception.