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Great Britain Blind Sailor Lucy Hodges Awarded MBE

Miss Lucy Hodges has been awarded the MBE for services to Blind Sailing in The Queen’s New Year Honours list for 2014. She has been an inspirational sporting figure for many years and amongst numerous awards she was Essex Paralympic Hopeful in 2009 and the Rochford District Sports Personality of the Year in 2010. Lucy’s […]

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The Secret To A Great Start by Vicki Sheen Optemum Racing Watch The GBR Blind Match Racing Team was emailed letting us know that Optemum had sponsored us with a watch each. As the totally blind member of the team, I assumed they couldn’t mean me — however large or clear the dial or numbers, […]

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Blind Sailing New Zealand Summer 2014

Dick Lancaster, chairman of Blind Sailing New Zealand, provided the following round up on what’s been going on in the world of Blind Sailing. Adapting to Change Our more active Blind Sailors have all reported an enjoyable and busy summer of Sailing at their own local Yacht Clubs around the North Island. Blind Sailing in […]

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Commentary on 2014 Blind Match Racing Worlds from Sheboygan

From Liz Baylis, ISAF Match Racing Committee Chairman: I had the pleasure last week of watching the IFDS Blind Match Racing World Championship in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (Scuttlebutt 4170). My first reaction upon meeting the sailors and watching them compete was “Wow!” These are all truly gifted athletes with a passion for their sport. In this […]

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Blind Sailing International (BSI) September 2014 Bulletin

SUMMER 2014 NEWSLETTER Greetings and welcome to all blind and visually-impaired sailors, sighted sailors, friends and supporters. It has taken us some time to pull together all our resources after losing our original BSI website. We are rebuilding it now at: This newsletter contains many items of interest (listed below) including updates on the […]

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Australians, Brits win World Blind Match Racing Championship×682.jpg Six teams representing Australia, Italy, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States competed in the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Blind Match Racing Championship, held at the U.S. Sailing Center Sheboygan, Wisconsin on September 10-14. The regatta was raced in Sail Sheboygan’s evenly matched Sonar fleet with sounding systems that indicate which tack the boat […]

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