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Beijing 2008

Opening Date

06 Sept 2008

Closing Date

17 Sept 2008

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Istanbul (TUR), Osaka (JPN), Paris (FRA) and Toronto (CAN)


Eighty athletes from 25 nations contested the three keelboat classes at the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition in Qingdao, China from 8-13 September 2008.

The SKUD18 made its Paralympic debut as the two-person keelboat event with Nick Scandone and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (USA) taking the first Paralympic gold in the event. Canada's Paul Tingley won gold in the 2.4mR, eight years on from winning a bronze in the Sonar as crew with David Williams and Brian Macdonald.

Following a tense final race in the Sonar with France, Israel, Germany, Australia and Norway all in contention for the top honours it went the way of Jens Kroker, Robert Prem and Siegmund Mainka (GER) whose fifth place finish was enough to clinch gold.

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Regatta Details
Start Date8 September 2008
End Date13 September 2008
CountryChina, PR
Entry NamePhil Vardy/Ian Harrison
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