Christine Knowlton, producer of "Sense the Wind", will discuss her documentary on blind sailors at the Nature Center in Croton Point Park.
"Sense The Wind" is a documentary journey into the sport of blind sailing, following blind sailor, Nancy, and three colleagues as they train and compete for the Nationals and Blind Sailing World Championships. Nancy and Phil must rely on their skills to trim the sails and be sure-footed crossing the deck. As skippers, Inky and Matt navigate with an acutely developed sensitivity to the wind, listening and reacting quickly to descriptive cues from sighted guides. They sail blind, with an image of the racecourse in their mind’s eyes, ever alert to a suddenly swinging boom or boat collisions on open water.
A preview trailer for the upcoming release will be shown.
Monthly meetings are held at the Nature Center in Croton Point Park. Our potluck supper begins at 6:30PM, followed by our meeting at 7:00PM and guest speaker at 7:30PM. The meetings are open to all current members and non-members interested to learn more about Ferry Sloops. Click here for map & directions.
Potluck Supper Theme: Mexican Fare (for Cinco de Mayo). Bring a dish to share with others.