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How to get involved

It all sounds great so how do I join?  We’re glad you asked! Nothing could be simpler, we are looking for people to join us both on and off the water and all you have to do is follow this link that takes to our membership page.

You don’t have to love sailing! Help Needed

We know not everyone likes being on a boat, so if that’s you we’d like you to get you involved with Visa in other ways.  You might be a budding writer or editor?  We want people who’d like to be involved with writing blogs, updating web content and social media and doesn’t all have to be about sailing but we’d like it to be about the wider visually impaired community, sports, social, educational and the occasional bit of nonsense.

We will be running some social events, we’re going to be at boat shows and other meetings and presentations, so we need people with event management skills, marketing and PR and why not a bit of cake baking and biscuit making – all gratefully received.

Just want to be a friend, we love it!  The more mates we have the better, don’t be shy come and join us as we’re sure you’ll meet like minded people, make friends and enjoy our company on the web, via facebook and face to face.

Your Ideas

What’s the best cure for sea sickness?  Sitting under a tree!

At Visa-gb we know a lot of our friends don’t have the easiest time so we think a forum to discuss and consider any idea to make life on and off the water easier.  It might sharing some of the wonderful recipes we use on the boat trips, it could a tip on the best way to travel to different locations.  Maybe you’ve learnt a great tip for meeting new friends.

What our sailors thought

“This has been the best weeks sailing with visually impaired sailors I’ve ever had”

David Hadaway, mate onboard Visa’s boat at Blind Week 2018

Best Visually Impaired Sailing Experience Ever

“A Very Different sailing organisation that will empower you to take part in a challenging and thrilling sail .And you can make friends for life”


“Sailing is fun!
It’s all that you expect it to be.
Sailing with VISA-GB
is that bit more.”


“I was a volunteer on a VisaGB sailing trip to Dartmouth in August 2013.
It was an incredible experience.
As a group of sighted and visually impaired sailors we empowered each other. It was a privilege to be part of a team of people who enabled each other to grow, achieve and develop in both skills and confidence.
New friendships and memories were made. It was five days of exhilaration, hard work and laughter. I loved it!”