Sail for the Blind and Visually Impaired

SVI Logo

Enjoying the Boat

Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Over 240 blind or visually impaired adults and their escorts will spend the day sailing with volunteers from WSA-OC and the American Legion Post 291 Family.

This terrific event started in 1990 when Bonnie Gibson and Bobbie Reed took 15 blind people sailing on a 40-foot sailboat.  Each year since then, they have taken 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 WSA-OC and hosted by the American Legion Post 291 Family.

Approximately 45 skippers and boats from the community are needed to participate in this worthwhile event.  Over 150 volunteers are needed to act as escorts, servers, crew, guide dog sitters and more.  If you would like to be of assistance, or you would like to donate items for the fund-raising drawing or service dog gift bags, please contact WSA-OC at info@wsaoc.org! WSA-OC is a 501(c)(3) corporation and donations may be tax deductible.

Boat Owners & Skippers: If you would like to volunteer your boat, please contact Richard Reyna, American Legion Yacht Club Vice Commodore at vicecommodore@alyc.com.

To view photo highlights from the 2015 event, Click Here.


About Us