What is sound technology in adaptive sailing? How does it work, and who does it help?
Those with visual impairments may require adaptions that involve sound technology and/or sighted guides in order to compete in fleet and match racing.
The following video, from Sailing Education Association Sheboygan (SEAS), explains how visually impaired sailors use sound technology in blind match racing,
Further explanation of how sound technology works can be found in the video below, from the WIM Series Youtube page. The video will start at a point that explains how the blind sailors use sounds to identify makrs, and what those marks sound like, but is an overall interesting video to watch as it highlights the difficulty and skillset required to be successful at using sound technology,