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Sailing in Solent

 ASTO Small Ships Race -
 Cowes - Friday
 3rd to 5th October 2008

 Event details

  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 isto 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 with16 berths.

The 16 crew will comprise of Skipper, Mate, 3 Afterguard crews, 2 communicators and 9 crews. Itwill be the first time for this race entry to be mainly crewed by the deafin theTall 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.


  Rona Sailing Project and Deaf Sailing UK's Tall Ships Race 2005