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Blindness doesn't stop Bill Clark from performing most of the duties on his sailboats.
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Michael Pearce / The Wichita Eagle
Bill Clark makes adjustments to one of about 20 sailboats he's owned since going blind in 1969. He enjoys fixing up boats and selling them, doing most of the work himself.
Bill Clark enjoys a sail with Gary Mackey. Clark, blind since he was 29, enjoys the fast action of working a sailboat.
Bill Clark works his way along the side of his boat, the Blind Obsession. He spends a day or two crawling over boats he buys, memorizing all of the details, before he takes them sailing.
Bill Clark, 72, lost his sight about 44 years ago but still enjoys sailing and other activities.
Bill Clark named his boat "Blind Obsession," due to his blindness and love of sailing.
Bill Clark adjusts the sails on his sailboat at El Dorado Reservoir. He hasn't allowed blinds deter his love of boats.
Bill Clark adults a sail on his boat, Blind Obsession. Though blind since an accident in 1969, Clark remains a dedicated sailor.
Bill Clark pulls hard to adjust the sails on his boat Tuesday afternoon at El Dorado Reservoir. Clark, 72, serves on racing crews as well as helping sail his own boat.
Bill Clark pulls hard to adjust a sail while Gary Mackey steers the sailboat. The friends often sail for pleasure and race together.
Gary Mackey, right, guides Bill Clark to his sailboat at the Walnut Valley Sailing Club. The friends sail together often.
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