About Us

About Blind at Sea

BATS (Blind at Sea) provides sea-based activities for Blind and visually impaired people in Cornwall.

BATS was fOUNDED in 1990 by a keen group of visually impaired people, BATS was registered as a charity in 1992 (reg. no. 1011055)

BATS is based at Mylor Yacht Harbour, Cornwall. Thanks to the generosity and support of both Mylor Harbour and Mylor Yacht Club bats have leased The Belfry’and hold most of our social events at the yacht clubs the auction room.

BATS operate a full programme of sailing events using BATS own yacht which is kept on a mooring a short walk from the Belfry.

Come and join us

All visually impaired and blind people are welcome to enjoy the delights of BATs, even if they have never been on the water before! If you are a visually impaired person and are local to Cornwall please contact us and we can arrange a sailing opportunity for you.

BATS can also help to organise transport for visually impaired members.

BATS activities are made possible by volunteers who skipper the boats and help assist Vi s and provide competent crews. Vi members have the opportunity, if they wish, to participate in all aspects of the Club, BATS welcomes all new members and volunteers. Experience is not necessary as training is available. This is provided through the Club’s own resource. Volunteers with admin/fund raising skills and willing drivers are all very welcome.

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What Do We Do?

Discover some of the magic that is us

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The Club sails every Saturdays and if there is demand we can arrange extra sailing days during the week.

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For the more competitive members of BATs on Friday evenings during the summer months. Up for a challenge?

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Thanks to the generosity of penryn Gig club we are able to offer a gig rowing from Mylor slipway - a great team sport

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If we have enough BATs members who wish to go fishing we can go out to sea with one of the charter boats.

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BATs have an annual barbecue during September to celebrate the season and we also have a Christmas celebration.

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Meet The Team

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Doreen Gibbons,

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Glyn Timmins,

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Alan Longsdale,

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