Some of the team had the honor of visiting the Oliver Hazard Perry in Portsmouth, RI today. We were asked to come and check the accessibility of the ship. They have made a large effort to make accommodations to the vessel so that sailors with physical disabilities can take part in the sailing and programs involved with the ship.

They are finishing up the refit of the boat so it was great to get a private tour, a ton of work has been put in to it. Maybe after the mayhem of the Paralympic quadrennial is done we can get a ride on the boat. It was nice to be on a boat that we didn't have to fix and sail, we just got to look around and offer suggestions about access. It's nice to be able to give back to the sailing community and educate people about sailors with disabilities, and what they are capable of.

Cheers,
 


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