06 June 2016

Para Sailing, Limits Do Not Exist, Sailing Videos

World Championship Title for USA Sonar, Medemblik 2016:
Para Sailing World Champions: Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund! (Team USA One, Sonar Class) Published May 28, 2016

UNCHARTED WATERS - Limits Do Not Exist:
Video published May 10, 2016, by US Sailing

Para World Sailing equipment evaluationWhat was the process of choosing the boats for evaluation? We sent out notices to most of the boat manufacturers and the ones that responded are the ones that are here and were in Italy. The boats primarily had to be inexpensive, be able to fit many in a container and have worldwide distribution. So at the moment there are a lot of disabilities that can sail the Paralympic classes, is it important to keep this? Yes, it is important to keep. We want our present sailors and future sailors to be able to have the opportunity to compete. Sailing is in the brain, not always in the boat. So, in brief, what do you have to change and can it be achieved? What we are trying to do is achievable. We have to change the thought process of existing sailors to a different format of racing. But also, I think we can be a leader in sailing. We have the opportunity to increase our technology around theatre or close to shore sailing. For example, we can get drones up in the air, make it exciting with the technology available and also make it exciting for people viewing from land. Read more: WorldSailing | sailing.org

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