Wine to Support Sailing for the Blind?
Homerus aims to get blind people sailing competitively. It was
initiated in Italy some ten years ago and has grown to world wide scale.
The key to blind people sailing by themselves is an
audible satellite navigation system called ATNA coupled with a system
whereby boats and course marks emit identifying sound signals. Neither
comes cheap and the project is reliant on charitable donations for its
The Club is holding a "charity dinner" on 2 September in
support of the Project, details of which are in a separate flyer.
Anyone unable to attend this event, but who wants to support the
initiative, can do so by purchasing bottles of the Bacco di Homerus
classic Lake Garda wine which is produced specially for Project
exclusive bottles bear images of a typical Homerus sailboat with its
white and tan sails (the white and tan sails are an internationally
accepted sign that the boat is crewed by visually impaired sailors) and
make excellent gifts. All the sale proceeds are remitted to the Homerus
The wines are a White Lugana (medium dry), a Red Classico
mainly from typical local grapes and a Chiaretto Classico made from a
similar mix of grapes but in this case the skins are removed after 12
hours to give a pink wine with an appealing fresh fruity taste. They
are available at £5.00 per bottle and can be ordered from the
Club or through any member of the bar committee.