News

Breaking News at Visa-GB, Election Special!

It’s flaming June and the heat is on so sit back read and relax! First of all dear readers is the breaking news about changes in the captaincy of Visa-gb, your jaws will be dropping and eyebrows rising as you hear that Colin Fowler has completed his watch at the helm of the good ship […]

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Another boat chartered for Blind Week 2019

Hot off the press is the news that Visa-gb have, in partnership with the organisers of Blind Week, chartered another boat for this years festival of Visually Impaired Sailing in July 2019. We’ve bagged a Beneteau 37 from Four Seasons in Gosport giving us a fleet of four yachts in this years event.  Yes that’s […]

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2019 Blind week Boat Chartered

Yes it’s that time again, we think of sun and the sea and of course the biggest event in the Visually Impaired sailing calendar – Blind Week! After last years excellent event in Cornwall which saw the plucky VISA-GB crew onboard the good ship Hope plough the seas from the Solent to Falmouth,  we’re back […]

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Happy Christmas

Hello and Happy Christmas to you, your family and friends from the Visually Impaired Sailing Association. We hope you have a peaceful and relaxing Christmas. Did you know that 2019 marks the 10th birthday of Visa-gb? Well you do now and we are arranging a number of events to celebrate our birthday! We’ve sent a […]

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Scotland Flotilla now in 2020

Get your diaries out scrub the 2019 and await  the dates for the flotilla in bonny Scotland, in 2020. We couldn’t raise the funds in time for a trip in 2019 but you can help us raise the cash so we can make 2020 happen. Brush off your tartan oilskins, polish the haggis and get […]

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November Sailing Week Announced

UKSA have confirmed that we can have a boat for a week in sunny November, so pack the fish fingers, pull on the thermals and slap on the sunny and join us for the trip 11/11/18 to 18/11/18. First come first served so track down Mr Fowler and get yourself a berth, the Solent can […]

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Blind Week, what a blast!

Most sailors want the fastest, most direct and least complicated passage from port to port, not the sailors from Visa-gb who take the longest route to enjoy the maximum sailing time.  It’s true they arrived late for cocktails and they missed some superb canapés laid on by the splendidly hospitable team organising this years fabulous […]

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Blind Sailing Scotland

Exciting news for Scotland as they host this year’s Blind Match Racing World Championship. This is a link to the full story: http://www.sailing.org/news/86613.php#.WtDIMojwbIU Dates are 01/09/2018 to 07/09/2018 This will be a great advert for sailing and I hope you can support the event  

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Visa-gb is now a registered charity

Great news for all involved and huge thanks to Lofty Sims for putting in the hours along with help from Dorset Blind to gain charitable status for our Visually Impaired Sailing Association. Our charity registration number is 1178077 and we will be getting the added benefit of Gift Aide set up soon, so keep checking.  […]

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Every Little Helps!

Thanks to Lofty Sims hard work we’re delighted to hear that Tesco’s across Dorset, Devon & Cornwall are helping our Blind & Visually Impaired sailors take part in Blind Week 2018. Across 5 stores in Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Exemouth, Plymouth, Falmouth there will be the chance to drop a token into the Visa-gb bucket and […]

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