We have limited berths available on our deaf voyage from 10th to 12th May on Donald Searle, our beautiful Ocean 75 for over 18’s. The total cost for the weekend is only £100 per person including all food, accommodation on board and wet weather gear, but we remain hopeful that you wont be needing them!
The Rona Sailing Project has been running deaf sailing voyages since 1996 and so you can be assured of having a safe and fun time on the water.
“You do not need to have experience, everyone helps each other, there is always a great sense of camaraderie and everyone cooks and clears up and sails the boat in equal measures. Steering a large yacht is the thrill of a lifetime, just charged with excitement! It is always fantastic fun, plus once you arrive at your destination there is time ashore, for showers and pubs and shops etc. The wind filling the sails, no engine on, just us and the wind to steer the direction of the boat, the peace and calm. When the conditions are right, the sea sprays a very fine mist, and if the sun is in the right place, you can see little prisms of light, like miniature rainbows. I love to see Dolphins – it’s amazing that these beautiful creatures CHOOSE to come visit US, such a thrill.
Every time I sail with a newbie to sailing, I watch their confidence grow, and can see them grow too, if that makes sense. People come from all over the country, so deaf people meet new friends.
Everyone on-board tries to communicate with everyone else – the interpreter is only able to do one job at a time so we all have to try harder – and I truly believe it helps people to understand different aspects of deafness, and encourages mutual acceptance.
Whilst on passage and with all sails set, people learn how to tie knots, and we have deaf awareness and hearing awareness sessions. Everyone gets to steer the boat, no one is left out, and all will go home with lots to talk about!” J. Harris – crew
If you or someone you know might be in interested in this amazing sailing experience please contact Ann firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you to book a berth.