Racing Timers and Watches:
The GBR Blind match racing team was emailed, to let us know that Optemum had sponsored us with a watch each. As the totally blind member of the team I assumed they couldn’t mean me as however large or clear the dial or numbers, I could not read it.
Imagine my excitement when I was handed my first ever racing watch which I, not only could; hear increasing countdown bleeps, feel a vibration at each bleep, but due to the easy button layout and acknowledging bleeps when pressed, I could also set up the watch myself, and be confident I had correctly started it.
At the Blind world match racing championships Sheboygan USA , I can confirm, despite sometimes not being able to properly feel my fingers due to the cold, I never missed getting the start sequence. For the first time ever, I had a reliable countdown, which didn’t let me down through any of my ten races.
Optimum Time OS series 14