Sail for the Visually Impaired
SAIL FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Saturday, October 15, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The American Legion Yacht Club will be holding their annual “Sail for the Visually Impaired” on Saturday Oct 15th. The ALYC will have around 100 to 200 guest and their guides from the Veterans Administration and the National Braille institute.
The ALYC is asking if any of the Harbor 20 owners would like to participate and take Vets and Impaired folks out sailing.
About the SVI Event:
In 1990, members of WORSA took 15 blind people sailing on a 40-foot sailboat. Each year, they took more people out and enlisted more skippers to assist. It began to grow so large that it is now sponsored by WORSA, hosted by the American Legion Post 291 and organized by ALYC. Over 240 blind or visually impaired adults and their escorts will spend the day sailing with volunteers from around Newport Harbor, WORSA and the American Legion Post 291 Family.
Approximately 45 skippers and boats from the community are needed to participate in this worthwhile event.