Sail Blind is a non-profit organization, which supports the legally blind and totally blind, in their efforts to use Braille and other tactile and auditory means, in manning sailboats, for both therapeutic and recreational purposes. My brother, from Massachusetts, is a member of this organization. He participated in a series of races, on Newport, RI Harbor, September 14-15.
This is a series of glimpses into that event, and its environs. Below, my brother and a member of the supervisory team.
Here is another view of the race group.
Below is a view of Newport Harbor.
While waiting for the race to start, I took a brief ride over to Oceancliffs Resort Hotel.
Here is a view of Aquidneck Bridge, from Oceancliffs.
The decor and landscaping at Oceancliffs are indicative of Newport as a whole.
At 11:30, it was time to go back to Fort Adams, from whence the race would begin.
Here is the administrative boat (below).
Where you see #12, in the photos below, you are seeing my brother’s boat.
The vessel below is one of the supercontainers which use Newport Harbor,
The Manatee, below, was our Spectator Boat.
The gentleman below was our Sail Blind staff accompanist and commentator, who greatly added to the experience.
We ended the day with a group dinner at this restaurant, in Middletown, just north of Newport, on Aquidneck Island.
After dinner, I bid farewell to my brother and sister-in-law, and headed northwest, spending the night in Danbury, CT.