By Morgan Kinney (Communications Director, Chicago Yacht Club), Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Chicago, IL (August 18, 2015) – The 2015 IFDS Blind Sailing World Championship is coming to Chicago Yacht Club September 10-13. Fifteen blind and visually impaired teams from around the world will be racing on Sonars and TOM28s. Among the 60 competitors will be 2014 Blind Match Racing World Champion and British Empire Award winner Lucy Hodges (GBR) and 2013 Blind Worlds Champion Sharon Grennan (GBR).

Hodges raced in Sheboygan, WI for the 2014 Blind Match Racing Championship, but has never been to Chicago and is excited to experience what the city is all about. “I love the challenge of new places: learning the environment and weather patterns especially. My first time on Lake Michigan, I could not tell the difference from the sea — it is so big!”