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Blind Sailing International (BSI) December 2014 Chairman’s Report

This has been an exciting year for Blind Sailing International and visually-impaired sailors. There have been well-supported national regattas, sailors demonstrating their skills, experimenting and developing new technologies to advance visually-impaired racing and sailing. There have been two international events for blind sailors from Australia, Canada, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, USA and the US Virgin […]

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Homerus Project Background Information

Homerus focuses on encouraging blind sailors around the world to learn unaccompanied sailing. At the same time, the association is involved in different cultural and social areas at the national and international level. Founder Alessandro Gaoso ended his athletic career as a 9-time Italian champion and two-time world champion in the Mini-Ton Cup racing class, […]

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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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