World Blind Sailing Championships are being held in Japan in May 2013. This year, the Canadian Blind Sailing team is recruiting talent in preparation for the event.
Canadian Blind Sailing Team at regatta in San Francisco, 2010 - Finished with 3rd Place Overall - World Championships 2013
Our current need is for two sighted crew vacancies on two teams registered for the international regatta in San Francisco (June 1-3) as well as multiple other opportunities for weekly evening and occasional weekend racing.
Our teams consist of a sighted tactician who only verbally directs the blind helmsperson and a sighted jib trimmer that also verbally directs the vision impaired main sail trimmer and helps the tactician collect sighted information.
International competitions use white sails only with this four person crew of ISAF group 1 or 2 sailors.
Locally we will train with five crew on our J24 using spinnaker and an additional sighted crew.
We are looking for keelboat racers with skills in one or more of the following areas:
- excellent verbal communications
- jib sail trim
- spinnaker ( for local racing)
Sailing CV's can be emailed to info(at)blindsailing.ca or phone: 905-413-4417.
Ontario Sailing Association website