Why We Need More Countries To Teach Disabled Sailing

Posted on September 20, 2016 by under Disabled Sailing, Paralympic Sailing, Sailing, Sailing Courses

In 2015 I wrote about the outcry as the International Paralympic Association (IPA) pulled the plug on future Paralympic sailing. In 2012, 23 nations had entries in the Games, while in 2016 at Rio, only 16 teams had entries. The IPA dropped sailing from Tokyo in 2020 for one simple reason – not enough nations […]

Paralympic Sailing Events Dropped – Sign The Petition!  

Posted on February 2, 2015 by under Disabled Sailing, Paralympic Sailing, Yacht Racing

Last week we looked at disabled sailing as a great way for people with disabilities to get afloat and compete on a level playing field with able bodied sportsmen. It is one of the only sports where this happens on a regular basis. On Friday the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that sailing would be […]

Disabled? You Can Still Out Class The Able Bodied In Sailing…

FACT: You do not have to be able bodied to beat the fleet in sailing. The sport is one of the most egalitarian of all – as much a game of the mind as the body. Women can out sail men, and the disabled can beat able bodied sailors in most dinghy and yacht races. […]

What Sailing Courses Exist for the Disabled?

The thrill of sailing is something that is not just limited to those who are able-bodied, as various organisations are in place to ensure that everyone enjoys their time on the water. For people with a vast range of disabilities, sailing enables them to try something a little bit different and to experience the thrills of […]