Britannia Rules The Worlds

A trio of blind and visually-impaired sailors from the UK has won the Blind Match Racing World Championship 2018.

The Blind Match Racing Worlds – hosted for the first time in the UK by the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club – was won by Great Britain’s Sharon Grennan, a completely blind sailor, and her visually-impaired crew: Liam Cattermole and Lucy Hodges MBE.

Grennan’s GBR1 team remained undefeated in all of their 13 races over five days of close, competitive racing on the Clyde.

Yesterday, the event was visited by HRH The Princess Royal - Patron of the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club - who watched semi-final racing out on the race area and met with competitors, race officials, event organisers and sponsors ashore.