Sailing Blind: How Technology Helps Visually Impaired Athletes Navigate New Waters
At the extreme end of adaptive sports, technology allows visually impaired sailors to compete without the assistance of sighted crewmembers.
Benjamin Rachlin grew up in New Hampshire. He studied English at Bowdoin College, where he won the Sinkinson Prize, and writing at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington, where he won Schwartz and Brauer fellowships. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Timd, Orion, Virginia Quarterly Review, and LitHub. He lives near Boston.