Rona Sailing Project and Deaf Sailing UK's Tall Ships Race 2005
Rona Sailing Project (formerly London Sailing Project) are delighted to offer
great sailing opportunities with Deaf Sailing UK during this
2005 season, one of them will be a Tall Ships Race from
Waterford, Ireland to Cherbourg, France in July 2005.
Tall Ships Races are an annual event. Their purpose is to
provide an opportunity for friendly competition among the
sail training fleet and to develop international friendship
and understanding among the young trainees and the communities
visited during the races. They give participants the opportunity
to gain new experiences, face new challenges, learn new skills,
make new friends, and have a whole lot of fun!
One of Rona Sailing Project's four-yacht fleet, namely Helen Mary R, will be
participating in Race 1 of the 2005 Tall Ships race series.
It is a 57' Bermudian Ketch with 16 berths.
The 16 crew will
comprise of Skipper, Mate, 3 Afterguard crews, 2 communicators
and 9 crews. It will be the first time for this race entry to
be mainly crewed by the deaf in the Tall Ships Races history.
We are looking for young deaf people aged between 17 and
25 to take part in this exciting opportunity of sailing.
No sailing experience is necessary as training will be
provided but a sense of humour and adventure is a MUST
The deaf crews will be fully involved in all aspects of
seamanship, above and below deck including preparing meals
for the whole crew, sail handling, helming and maintaining
watches day and night, and, of course, visiting different
places. A unique experience to be enjoyed!
The proposed itinerary is as follows:
· Join on 3 July 2005 at Milford Haven, Wales
· Sail to Waterford in Ireland
· Fun and games
· Race from Waterford to Cherbourg (approx 4 - 5 days)
· More fun and games
· Sail to Rona Sailing Project home base at Universal Marina, River Hamble, Southampton
· Depart Universal Marina on 19 July 2005.