Ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition sailors who have a vision impairment are tested by IPC vision classifiers with correspondence between IFDS to ensure the correct classification is assigned.
There are varying degrees of visual impairment and athletes are tested on their visual acuity and depending on the type of vision they possess they are classified accordingly.
The schedule for those who need to be classified is available here.
The tension on the water at Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella was fully loaded as Medal Races across the ten Olympic fleets drew the first big regatta of 2016, the Olympic year, to a close.
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