NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Jerome Thompson, president of Bahamas Disability Adventures, announced plans September 19, to hold the first Blind Boat Challenge marine event.
The two-day event is to be held in stages and is scheduled for October 13 and 14. Mr. Thompson said it promises to be exciting and is to be highlighted by a blind person driving a boat as a one-legged amputee is waterskiing behind.
Mr. Thompson, who is visually disabled, said stage one will begin at 10 a.m. from the Hurricane Hole Marina on Paradise Island and involves him circumnavigating a small boat two or three laps around the island, under his own power.
Stage two will take place at 12:30 p.m. in waters off Montagu Beach foreshore and involves Jamal Nottage, a physically disabled person, waterskiing as the blind pilot, Mr. Thompson, is navigating around a set course around Montagu Beach. Additionally on day two the blind boat challenge Bahamas Invitational fund-raiser golf tournament will be held at the Ocean Club Golf Course.
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