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Royal Victoria Yacht Club LogoOver 120 guests with disabilities will be joining the Royal Victoria Yacht Club for trips along Wootton Creek and out into the Solent on Saturday 2nd July.

The RVYC has been welcoming guests to its Open Day for People with Disabilities since 1981, which was the 1st International Year of Disabled Persons. Some guests will venture out on fast RIBs (rigid inflatable boats), while wheelchair users can get afloat on Wet Wheels or Spirit of Scott Bader.

This year’s Invitees include Sight for Wight (Isle of Wight Society for the Blind), Parkinson’s UK, Mountbatten, Cowes, Ryde and Ventnor Physically Disabled, Ryde House, Southern Housing, Achieve Together, together with individual Island families with disabled members.

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The Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mary Case, Bob Seely MP, Parish Council Chair Malcolm Hector and Councillor Ian Dore will be joining the yacht club to spend time with their guests.

Royal Victoria Yacht Club wish to acknowledge and thank the event donors including Fishbourne Parish Council, Daisie Rich Trust and Wightlink. The yacht club would also like to give thanks to Wightlink and local residents for allowing guests to park without charge. They would also like to mention the support of RVYC members, who give their time (and boats) on and off the water, without which the event could not take place.

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