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Our Visual Impairment Friendly Rowing Open Day was a great success. We are currently looking into further opportunities. For information please email [email protected] to request to be added to the mailing list.

Visual Impairment Friendly Rowing Open Day

27th March , 10.00 am – 16.00 pm

All-Aboard is thrilled to announced we will be running a FREE day for individuals with visual impairments who are interested in trying out Rowing.

The purpose of the day is to support participants to try Rowing, with the view to continue learning and developing skills in a weekly session where participants can attend British Rowing Learn to Row Courses or informal social rowing sessions.

 

Layout of the Day

There will be five 45-minute rows you can sign up to attend. The times are;

 

10.00 am – 10.45 am

11.00 am – 11.45 am

12.00 am – 12.45 am

2.00 pm – 2.45 pm

3.00 pm – 3.45 pm

 

If you would like sign up for one of these time slots please email [email protected]. You will be asked to complete this Application Form . We can support you on the day to complete it, however if you can send a completed form with booking request, this would be greatly appreciated.

Participants will row in a GIG with 3 sighted rowers for support and a instructor.

 

What to wear?

We will provide buoyancy aids on the day. We recommend participants wear dry drying clothes and layers. All-Aboard has some spray tops and spray trousers to put over clothing if needed, however rowing doesn’t tend to be a wet sport.

 

Where to go?

Please make your way to All-Aboard Watersports Centre, Cumberland Road, BS1 6XG. You can park in the Harbour Master and Cottage Pub Car Park for up to 3 hours for free. We will have a meeting point by a flagpole which is situated outside the Cottage Pub and our centre – there will be a table with All-Aboard banners. Please make your way to the table where volunteers will welcome you. They will guide participants to the rowing boat an introduce them to the instructor.  They will

more than happy to monitor guide dogs or belongings when participants are on the water, we do have locked lockers inside our centre.

 

How to find us?

To find directions to our centre please follow this link and scroll down to find the heading ‘Where to find us’. You can enter your postcode in the box under the map to find directions from your current locations. The link is – https://www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk/hear-from-us/contact-us/

Please be aware that Cumberland Road has long-term road works so some of the road is one way. See more details by clicking the link above.

 

Safety

We encourage all participants complete a lateral flow test before attending to ensure everyone is kept safe. Government COVID-19 guidelines will be adopted.