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Blind Fleet Racing World Sailing Championship

Published on July 9th, 2017

The 2017 Blind Fleet Racing World Sailing Championship will be held September 12 to 17 in Sheboygan, WI. Sail Sheboygan, which will host the competition, ran the Blind Match Racing World Championships in 2014 and again in 2016.

The fleet racing competition will be sailed in a fleet of matched Sonars on Lake Michigan. Teams will comprise of four sailors: A visually impaired helm and main sheet trimmer, with a sighted tactician and Jib trimmer.

Teams across three continents have been preparing for this highly competitive event. Entries will include Duane Farrar skipper of the B1 fleet winner’s and current holder of the BSI Colin Spanhake Trophy, plus the GB squad current holder of the BSI Squadron team cup.

For the Notice of Race… click here.

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