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The Happiest Person on Earth is a Sailor, And he is Blind

The Happiest Person on Earth is a Sailor, And he is Blind

You Don’t Have To See To Cross the Pacific It took two attempts and nearly two months on the water for 52-year-old blind Japanese sailor, Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, to successfully sail nonstop from San Diego in the United States to Iwaki in Japan. After failing to achieve his dream in 2013 when his boat capsized and sank, Mitsuhiro is thrilled that he was finally successful this year. After he conquered the Pacific Ocean, Iwamoto proclaimed himself to be “the happiest person Learn more
Harvard Teaches Sailing to People With Disabilities

Harvard Teaches Sailing to People With Disabilities

Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts concluded a three-year pilot program with an official collaboration between Sail to Prevail and the University’s sailing team. Sail to Prevail is a not-for-profit organisation based in Rhode Island with the goal of using the sport of sailing to make positive change. The Mission Sail to Prevail believes that disabled people can use what they learn with sailing in their daily lives. Skills like leadership and teamwork are acquired through learning how to sail. These Learn more