Blind sailors race across open water learning not to fear what they cannot see, on boats or on land. Life turns unpredictable as the wind when one of them gains something far more valuable than a trophy and must learn to live and to sail with a new sensibility.
We also produced our Trailer with Audio Description. Click here to play
Sense The Wind is a documentary journey into the fascinating world of competitive blind sailing, one that follows four visually impaired sailors as they train and compete, while exploring the unique community that has grown among these brave athletes as they prepare for the 2013 Blind Sailing World Championships and future Paralympics. Please help us reach the finish line to complete this film. For more information on how you can support this project go to the "donate" page.
Enjoy our exciting 1 minute Teaser on Vimeo, soon to be added to our film website: https://vimeo.com/66366307
2011 Fundraising Trailer - 09:21 min
November 20, 2013
Two private fundraising parties were generously hosted in Greenwich, Ct and Newton, MA. The film team, featured sailors and guests came together to raise needed funds for editing and completion. Our new trailer and sailor testimonials was screened followed by a some words about the film and it's mission. The success of these events engaging people with the film project is seen as donations continue to come in and suggestions and contacts offered.
At the Greenwich event a generous $5,000. check from The Carroll Center for the Blind was presented. The Bay State Council for the Blind followed with a contribution and, at the Newton event a donation pledge from Perkins School for the Blind was made. As our Advisory Partners and related organizations are rallying around Sense The Wind, our team of individual supporters grows. It is time for all hands on deck to finish.
October 15, 2013
Texas took the Blind Nationals for the second year, but the sailBlind and other sailors pledged to end that streak next year. At the event wonderful testimonials were filmed that were cut with the new trailer. Event planing is well underway.
September 12, 2013
Fundraising kicks into high gear as the 203 Blind Sailing National Championship is ready to start in Newport, Sept 14-15. The competing teams include Sense The Wind sailors, Nancy, Matt and Phil. Let the race to the finish begin for all!
June 6, 2013
The film project has made it to Japan for the 2013 Blind Sailing World Championships, following sailors, Nancy Jodoin and Matt Chao as they compete on the world stage. Fantastic event and race footage from SOE and TOMO, shot the by the world class sailing photographer SOE, is being generously contributed to Sense The Wind.
May 20, 2013
After a preliminary January release of our new 1 minute Teaser, it has been re-edited and launched with original music by Lee Rosevere, created through the Disquiet Junto online music project. This beautiful guitar music underscores the drama and thrill of racing these blind sailors enjoy. The Teaser may be seen on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/66366307
September 17, 2012
A new pitch trailer is coming soon. Exciting on the water and event footage from the June CA Blind Invitational Regatta and the recent Blind Nationals filmed in Newport, RI is being prepped for editing a shorter trailer followed by editing a second rough cut of the film. More donations are needed to continue editing and finishing. Join our team to help us complete Sense The Wind!
September 11, 2012
Thanks to the Larchmont Yacht Club and other friends of our consultant, Buttons Padin, the AYC's donor matching challenge was met and slightly exceeded. We have exciting race and beautiful event footage from the Blind Nationals held at Sail Newport September 8-9th thanks to a top film crew.
Onne van der Wal brought his renowned photographic artistry and professional sailing experience while Jeff Mootze rigged the boats with his self-leveling mounts and sports cameras to capture lots of on-board action. Still photographer, Kim Holcombe generously lent her commercial eye to shoot the regatta and a moving awards ceremony. Editing is underway and fundraising for completion continuing, our finish line in clear sight.
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