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Wine to Support Sailing for the Blind?
Nigel Knowles
    Project 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 continued success.
    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 Homerus.
    These 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 Association. 
    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.