Created in 1998 to develop and prepare the Team representing the USA at the Paralympic Games, the US Disabled Sailing Team annually recognizes the top three competitors in the two events selected for the Paralympic Games: the Open Single-Handed Keelboat using the 2.4 Metre and the Open 3 Person Keelboat in the Sonar.
The 2005 US Disabled Sailing Team is coached by five-time USA Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and 2003 Yngling World Champion, Betsy ALISON (USA). Sponsors of the 2005 US Disabled Sailing Team are Extrasport, Gill, Harken, Nautica, New England Ropes, Rolex Watch U.S.A., Sperry Top-Sider, Team McLube, Vanguard Sailboats, Vineyard Vines, and Zodiac of North America.
2005 US Disabled Sailing Team
1. Nick SCANDONE
2. Roger CLEWORTH
3. Tom FRANKLIN
1. David SCHROEDER, Keith BURHANS and Brad JOHNSON
2. Rick DOERR, Jim LEATHERMAN and Mike ROSS
3. Jen FRENCH, JP CREIGNOU and Brad KENDELL