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August 2017 Blind Sailing Calendar Event and newsletter

Blind Sailing Community. Quick Schedule reference: August             2017 Canadian Invitational Blind Sailing Regatta, Oakville, Ontario , Canada, August 18-20, 2017 August            Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Clinic and Regatta, Oyster Bay, New York, USA, August 25-27, 2017 September       2017 Blind Fleet Racing World Championships, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, September 11-17, 2017. October           2017 Blind Match Racing Clinic, […]

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Blind Sailing International (BSI) July 2017 Bulletin

Blind Sailing International (BSI) July 2017 Bulletin To all Blind Sailing competitors and supporters. The 2017 Blind Fleet Racing World Sailing Championships SheboyganUSA , Wisconsin. Cheboygan has long been a great supporter of Blind sailing. Sheboygan has an excellent worldwide reputation as a Racing venue. Alongside their other busy international events, They ran the very […]

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Blind Worlds Houston 2017 Cancelled

It is with regret that the Houston Yacht Club announces that it has discontinued further negotiations with World Sailing to host the 2017 Blind World Fleet Regatta. A proposal was submitted to host the regatta in November 2015, and approved by the Disabled Committee of World Sailing in February 2016. After numerous requests, a draft […]

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2016 Blind Match Racing World Championship

Sheboygan, USA At the end of an abbreviated, jam-packed two-day regatta, Great Britain took the gold in the 2016 Blind Match Racing World Championship. The British team (Skipper Vicki Sheen, Liam Cattermole and Lucy Hodges) won all but one match over the two days. The only team that could best them was Team Canada (Skipper […]

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Scuttlebutt Report on Blind Match Racing Worlds

Blind Match Racing Worlds Gets Underway Published on September 23rd, 2016 Sheboygan, WI (September 23, 2016) – After several days waiting for the wind to pick up and the fog to clear out, five teams of blind sailors from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Israel were finally able to commence the Blind Match […]

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June News Letter

  Blind Sailing International (BSI) July 2016 Bulletin To all Blind Sailing competitors and supporters. Throughout 2016 there has been Blind Sailing events and training, much focusing on preparation for the September Blind Match Racing World Championships. 2016 WS Blind Match Racing World Championships in Sheboygan, USA September 20-25, 2016 The 2016 WS Blind Match […]

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Blind sailors compete under their own power

By Dayna Harpster dayna@swspotlight.com Many people would be mystified hearing commands like “Go off on a broad reach and do not jibe!” and “Keep going into a tack and head back to the line.” But even for experienced sailors, the thought of following those drill orders blindfolded would be unimaginable. But not for a growing […]

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