We have been assisting Nick Stanton at Vizual Marine to perfect the adjustable seating arrangement on their stunning new Artemis 20 keelboat. The design overcomes all disabilities by offering special canted seating fitted to modified Barton 20mm T track sliders and track, so that able bodied and disabled sailors can compete against each other on equal terms.
The company, through the Even Keel Project (www.theevenkeel.com), has been enjoying unparalleled exposure on the Volvo Ocean race circuit having taken 6 boats to Galway in Ireland recently. As part of a ‘try sailing day’, local disabled individuals were invited to the race village to go sailing with instructors. Over 20 first timers got out on the water to experience what we take for granted. Their faces were a picture as you can imagine!
We wish the Even Keel project well with future ventures. You can spot the unique craft on the water at Cowes Week August 1st – 8th. Our photo shows Green Dragon Skipper and sailing legend Ian Walker in the driving seat in Galway.
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