British Blind Sport has had a directory of adaptive sports suited for VI athletes that includes a special section on rowing.
- “Anyone with a Visual Impairment can get involved in rowing. A blind of partially sighted individual can benefit from rowing through the sense of freedom it provides, reduced social isolation, and learning new skills whilst keeping fit and healthy. You can do all this on the water or indoors, just for fun or to compete in races.”
The site includes a catalogue of clubs and facilities offering activities for visually impaired. You can add your rowing club if you are happy to welcome VI athletes (the key to supporting VI athletes is either having a dedicated coaching launch for guiding or the ability to row in a Support Adaptive 2 format with a bow person steering) as a way to signpost people to your adaptive programme.
At bottom is the Marlow RC entry for your reference.
For a some more background on VI rowing, check out British Rowing’s archive piece about Worcester Rowing.
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