London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition
06 Sep 12
No racing was possible on the final day of sailing at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition meaning that the results from the day prior confirmed the medals.
The vision of IFDS (International Association for Disabled Sailing) is to establish sailing as the premier sport for people with disabilities world-wide. Our aim is to promote equity of access, to provide opportunities to excel and to foster empowerment for sailors with disabilities.
In the interests of furthering and developing sailing for people with disabilities, the old ISAF Disabled Sailing Committee was disbanded in November 2000, and IFDS became directly responsible to ISAF. At that time, ISAF authorized IFDS to be responsible for disabled sailing around the world.
Working in partnership with its members and ISAF, and affiliated to IPC, IFDS promotes all aspects of sailing for people with all types and degrees of disability. This includes physical as well as intellectual disabilities, vision, and learning difficulties, and covers all aspects of sailing, from recreation to training to competition at all levels.
IFDS currently consists of 37 member nations, called Recognized National Authorities (RNAs) who are its princple members, and responsible for the decision-making process that governs the disabled sailing world.
Every November, the IFDS family gathers at the IFDS Annual General meeting to discuss issues relating to disabled sailing.