Can you help in 2012?

The Visually Impaired Sailing Association of Great Britain is looking for experienced sailors to sail as Volunteer Crew throughout their 2012 season.

The association, a not for profit voluntary organisation led and run by visually impaired sailing enthusiasts for visually impaired people, rely on volunteer crew to empower and facilitate sailing for blind or partially blind crew on their voyages

The association’s long term aim is to operate a regional sailing programme around the coast of the UK by acquiring a suitably accessible boat and having a register of volunteer crew to be called on to take responsibility for the ‘on water’ programme. In the meantime through the assistance of UKSA the association is able to run its seasonal sailing programme centred around the Solent.

Colin Fowler, Operations Director for the association, said: ‘We are looking for people aged 18-65 with a good level of experience of sailing yachts, who enjoy calmly and patiently sharing their sailing knowledge so that the association members feel empowered and can sail as equals.
Our future voyage programme plans include Cowes Week, Round the Island Race, and the Round Britain Challenge. There are lots of opportunities to get involved and experience day sailing to ocean-going racing. I really
would encourage anyone who sails boats to give volunteering for the association a go.’

For more information see or call VI-SA-GB on 07901 573 570.