22 boat fleet expected for this year's event

Sponsored by Coutts & Co bank, Blind Sailing Week will take place from 30 June until 6 July this year, hosted by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club. The event, now in its 33rd year, will enable around 40 visually impaired yachtsmen to take to the water.

Over 22 boats are expected to participate this year, with each yacht sporting a crew of at least two visually impaired sailors, two helpers, a skipper and one mate.