Sailing: Visually impaired sailors welcomed to Hollingworth Lake

Date published: 28 February 2019

Visually impaired sailors were welcomed to Hollingworth Lake on Saturday (23 February).

They, with volunteer coaches and helpers from all over the country, came for another weekend of training where they were welcomed by the Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Mohammed Zaman. The glorious weather on Saturday provided ideal conditions for practising racing starts.

Sunday’s lighter winds from the south east were suitable for short races.

The blind sailors took the helm of the dinghy, with a sighted crew.

Staff from the Water Activity Centre and local sailing club members welcomed the visitors and played an active part in the sessions.

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