Dennis has been out and about again, this time to Blind Week in Cornwall, he has kindly provided a recording of one of the closing speeches in the form of a Shipping Forecast and its well worth a listen.
What is Blind Week?
Over 20 yachts take part in the week and they are divided into smaller groups or ‘fleets’ to sail to different destinations each day. The week starts on a Saturday where you are greeted by your skipper and fellow crew followed by dinner at the host yacht club. Sailing starts on the Sunday and continues until Friday. The week ends with another dinner back at the yacht club on the Friday evening before travelling home on Saturday morning. Sailing is dependant on the weather and the coastline you are sailing. Depending on the plan for your fleet and weather conditions, sailing days can be long or short. Your skipper will talk through the plan for each day, and your first day will be a careful introduction to sailing and the feel of the boat and will often involve only a short sail.
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