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Old 05-17-2013
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Re: help with a new potential sailor

James,
Try contacting Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) at http://www.crabsailing.org/. They're a non-profit whose mission is "making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically challenged individuals".

They may already have members who are blind and/or hearing impaired who could give you some advice even if you're not local to the Chesapeake Bay.

Best of luck,
Jim
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