NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Boating Television Network (www.btnonline.tv), a boating lifestyle TV network and Web site, has launched “Disabled Sailing,” a new show focusing on sailors who, despite physical obstacles are now enjoying the sport with the use of properly outfitted boats, it reported in a recent statement.
The premier episode of “Disabled Sailing,” which will be aired on a number of networks worldwide and can also be seen by accessing the Boating Television Network Web site, features a perspective on disabled sailors from Betsy Alison, a coach of the U.S. Disabled Sailing Team and a five-time Rolex Yachtsman winner.
Alison provides viewers with information on sailing programs for the disabled and then takes the audience to St. Petersburg, Florida and one of the U.S. Disabled Sailing Team's events.
“Sailing is an excellent sport for everyone and unlike marathons and other competitions where disabled individuals compete with other disabled people, this is not the case in sailing competitions,” said Joe Moniz, president and executive producer of Boating Television Network. “”Disabled Sailing” will show that once a boat is outfitted to accommodate a particular need, then previous physical boundaries can be overcome.”
The Boating Television Network and website features a newly expanded lineup that includes Headlines, a section devoted to news and legislation relative to the boating industry; BTN Media, a source for boating features; and a Video on Demand section where viewers can enjoy special segments of the popular online show “Boating Today.”
Boating Television Network is also developing a new section on its website that lists marinas throughout the United States and showcases an “at a glance” look at the amenities they offer.
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