Sail for the visually Impaired
In 1990, Bonnie Gibson and Bobbie Reed took 15 blind people sailing on a 40-foot sailboat. Then, each subsequent year, they took more people out and enlisted more skippers to assist. Now, although Bonnie and Bobbie are still actively involved in the event, it has grown so large that it is sponsored by the Women's Sailing Association - Orange County (WSA-OC) and hosted by the American Legion Yacht Club and Post 291 Family.
Each year, over 240 blind or visually impaired individuals and their escorts spend a day sailing with volunteers from both WSA-OC and the American Legion Yacht Club. With over 150 volunteers acting as sailing crew, escorts to and from the docks, cooks, meal servers, guide dog sitters, check-in personnel, marina control, parking assignment, and much more.
ALYC is proud to be a partner in this event and it always is one of the highlights on our annual calendar.
Visit the "Event Page" for more information on this year's event.