Phoenix CPA Sets Sail with 12 Blind Students

The group, known as “The Blind Buccaneers,” crewed the boats for six days, setting sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 10. Leading up to the trip, the volunteer chaperones and students learned the fundamentals of sailing including how to identify cardinal directions, tie appropriate knots and adjust the sails. During the trip, the students controlled the boats from start to finish and
also rationed and prepared the meals. “As the kids got familiar with the boats, it was fun to watch their confidence
levels change dramatically,” said Pope.

The group swam with sea turtles, fed sharks and fished. They encountered some rough waters and had to change course a couple of times thanks to tropical weather, but it was a life-changing experience for everyone involved.

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