The Official IFDS Paralympic Sailing Competition Website
London 2012

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Useful Facts

  • Sailing has been an Paralympic sport since 2000 however it was a demonstration sport at Atlanta 1996
  • The 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition will be hosted by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy - click here for more information about the venue
  • The maximum number of sailors is 80
  • There are 3 Paralympic sailing events - the 2.4mR and Sonar are open whilst the SKUD18 must contain at least one female crew member and one crew shall be classified as a TPA (Two-person format classification A).
  • Sailors competing in the 2.4mR must have a minimum disability
  • The total number of classsification points allowed on the Sonar is 14 points
  • The most successful Paralympic sailors are Paul Tingley (CAN), Damien Seguin (FRA), Graeme Martin (AUS) and Jens Kroker (GER) who have all won two medals.

Explore this website for all you need to know about the Paralympc Sailing Competition, of particular interest are:

Rules and Regulations - The Rules governing the Paralympic Sailling Comptition

Qualification - More information about the Qualification System for London 2012 and which nations have qualified so far

Not sure the difference between a bow and a boom? Visit our Glossary of terms and find out how to get into sailing here.

History - Take a look back at the Paralympic Games since 2000 and the sailing medallists

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