Dear blind sailors and guides,
There are some exciting events coming up on the BUBS calendar. See below!
*"Become a Blind Sailor in One Hour"*
Tuesday, August 8 from 3 - 5 @ Community Boating
A demo of the blind sailing technology that the Olin students have been
working on for the past four years! This is a joint event for CBI, Olin,
and Boston United Blind Sailing. There will be reporters there and one of
them will get to go for a sail with us! If you are available to join us and
talk about your experiences as a blind sailor, please let Grace know.
**important: Practice on Tuesday 8/8 will be at CBI following the event,
instead of at Courageous.**
*The Flip-Flop Regatta*
Saturday, August 12 @ Courageous
Courageous has kindly reserved Tashtego for us to sail in the Flip-Flop
Regatta, should we so choose! This is a long standing Courageous
fundraiser. This year, the proceeds go to their Inner City Youth
Development Programs, which opens the door to youths who may not have
access to sailing. It's a fun Saturday regatta in the outer and inner
harbor, and ends with a party on Pier 4. If you are interested in going,
please let Grace know! First come first serve, we can take 5-6 sailors.
*Blind Fleet Racing Worlds 2017*
September 11 - September 17 @ Sheboygan, Wisconsin
So far we have heard from two teams intending to go to the Worlds. Good
luck to Duane's and Pauline's teams, represent Boston at your best!
*The Charles Basin Invitational Regatta*
Saturday, September 16 @ Community Boating
Not going to the Worlds? Great news, there's a regatta you can join right
here in Boston! Marcelo Pereira, one of our veteran guides, is strongly
encouraging BUBS to send a boat or two to compete on the Charles River.
Racing will be done in 2-person mercuries, so we can send boats with one
sighted and one blind sailor. Register at www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.
Have a lovely week,
Your friendly blind sailing email parrot