Sailing: British Blind Sailing train at Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Date published: 28 February 2018

A team from British Blind Sailing came from around the country for a training weekend at Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club over the weekend using the club's Hansa 303 Dinghy.

The dinghy, named after Gracie Fields which was donated to Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club by the Rotary Club of Rochdale East, enables sailors with limited mobility or a disability to enjoy sailing on the waters of Hollingworth Lake, owing to their greater stability and simple controls.

Graham Knox, Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club, said: “Those walking around the lake might have noticed beeping noises, which came from special buoys laid to aid direction for blind sailors.

“The Water Activity Centre and the Sailing Club assisted in a successful weekend."

Club members were also busy preparing for the start of the racing season.

Mr Knox said: “In preparation for the start of the club's racing season next Sunday, racing marks were put out and preparations made to get active again on the water.” 


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