Sailors will compete in the three events selected for the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition in Qingdao, China. the Single-Person Keelboat 2.4 Metre, Two-Person Keelboat SKUD-18 and Three-Person Keelboat Sonar.
Only sailors who are eligible to represent the USA at the Paralympic Games are able to compete in the 2008 US Paralympic Team Trials - Sailing. Upon approval from the US Olympic Committee (USOC), the athletes who win the Trials will be named to the US Paralympic Team and will compete in the Paralympic Sailing Competition, to be held 6-17 September 2008 in Qingdao, China, a coastal city located 430 miles east of Beijing.
'The USOC is excited to be working in partnership with US SAILING, the Rhode Island Sailing Foundation and Sail Newport as we prepare for selection of the 2008 US Paralympic Team. The Trials will identify what we expect will be the most competitive US Paralympic Sailing Team ever. Sailing will be the first sport to conduct trials for 2008, and we are confident that US SAILING and the local organizers will set a high standard for quality of the Trials competition,' said Joe WALSH, Managing Director of the USOC's Paralympic Division.
For additional details on the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for Sailing, including the Athlete Selection Procedures, please visit www.ussailing.org/olympics/Trials/paralympictrials.asp.
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