2018 & 2019 Sailing Calendar
Hot News! Scotland Flotilla planned for April 2019
Blind Week 2019 preparation underway
- Scotland Flotilla, dates are Saturday 13/04/19 to Saturday 20/04/19. Our plan is to get 40 or more Visually Impaired sailors to take part in the biggest ever one week flotilla around the gorgeous cruising grounds on the West Coast of Scotland, put the dates in your diary and contact us as soon as you can to reserve your berth – more details will follow on cost, travel and other arrangements.
- Blind Week 2019, dates are Saturday 06/07/19 to Saturday 13/07/19. Visa-gb will once again have their own boat to take part in this festival of sailing and it will be based in the Solent making travel arrangements a little easier but the pasties won’t be so good! Remember there will only be four berths available for this event so get on it now!
- South Coast cruise, pre Blind Week warm up, dates Monday 01/07/19 to Saturday 06/07/19. With a plan to visit a number of ports to promote Visa’s sailing activities, we will want you to be our ambassadors and help encourage other Visually Impaired people experience the thrill of sailing. Four berths available.
- Cross Channel cruise post Blind Week, dates Saturday 13/07/19 to Friday 19/07/19, possible cross channel trip to blow away the cobwebs, leaving the Solent and making to Cherbourg and the channel islands, this is an opportunity to test your sailing and navigation skills, four berths available. Please note the cruise will be weather dependant.
Do you need experience
Yes & No! First of all we need to know if you do have any experience of sailing, maybe in dinghies or yachts, if you have great if you haven’t then no problem. We’ll make sure that there is always a good mix of people on the boat so the experienced sailors can help those who just want to have a go. Visa will make sure that we get you on the right trip, a gentle cruise with regular stops is better for the least experienced while the ones who’ve done it before might go cross channel or do a bit of racing. Don’t worry if you’ve never set foot on a boat before as every sailor takes great pride in helping someone new to this wonderful pastime.
What does it Cost?
We aim to make every trip good value for money, we can’t give you an exact figure but so you can budget you should reckon on between £30 & £40 per day, remember that includes all your food but not your travel to and from the boat. Great value and we hope you agree. Just so you know we are not in this to make money and every penny goes on the trip and no one gets paid!