In 2017 Visa-gb ran 6 weeks of sailing, this gave space for 30 visually impaired sailors to have a one week trip. Following the great success of our 2014 Clyde flotilla holiday, were we had 6 boats and 30 visually impaired sailors cruise the magnificent sailing grounds around the western isles.
Sailing Hope for future
For 2018 is to have 12 weeks sailing with one boat, or a mixture of two or more boats, allowing 60 Visually Impaired Sailors to enjoy a week on the water. In 2019 we want to double it. Our aim is to hold a flotilla holiday in 2019 in addition to our regular trips. Longer term Visa wants to look further afield to trips in the Mediterranean, Greek Islands or other exotic locations making these trip a adventure of a lifetime for many.
We want to take part in some of the main events on the racing calendar, this will show the whole sailing community what empowerment for visually impaired sailors can achieve.
Raising awareness of who we are
Away from sailing we also want to raise our profile by having a presence at Boat Shows and are targeting Southampton Boat Show 2018 as our first. This will mean we’ll need volunteers to man the stand, help with PR, marketing and event management, it’s a great opportunity to become part of the Visa-gb community and you don’t even need to like sailing!
With our new website up and running (you’re on it now) we want people to help us update and maintain the site to keep it vibrant and fresh. We’ve also got Facebook page and Twitter, this means we could do with help on all our Social media, so if you’re someone that enjoys working on these platforms we could do with your help to enable us to bring all our plans alive. There’s a contact page on this site, so don’t be shy