2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition
06 Mar 14
The Qualification System for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition has been released.
Once again, with thanks to the World Youth Sailing Trust, ISAF employed the coaching expertise of Jim SALTONSTALL (GBR) to work with the sailors. Along with the other sailors who attended the Championships, they received extensive coaching previous to, and throughout the competition. ISAF also partnered with the organising committee and the Canadian Yachting Association who provided a further two coaches to support Jim and to really focus on working with the participants on the programme.
The 16 Sailors who were on the programme are detailed below:
|Nation||Name||Age||Event - Class||Position|
|ARG||Jeremy Lopez||16||Boys windsurfer - RS:X||17/20|
|ARG||Mariela Salerno||16||Girls one person dinghy - Laser Radial||17/34|
|ARG||Leandro Altolauguirre||17||Boys one person dinghy - Laser||7/34|
|BAR||Gregory Douglas||16||Boys one person dinghy - Laser||20/38|
|COL||Adriana Garcia||16||Girls one person dinghy - Laser Radial||32/34|
|GUA||Manuel Colum||16||Boys one person dinghy - Laser||35/38|
|GUA||Isabella Maegli||17||Girls one person dinghy - Laser Radial||29/34|
|IVB||James Woods||16||Boys one person dinghy - Laser||36/38|
|IVB||Elsa Meyers||15||Girls one person dinghy - Laser Radial||30/34|
|PAR||Frederico Cabello||14||Boys one person dinghy - Laser||38/38|
|PAR||Helena Yegros||17||Girls one person dinghy - Laser Radial||34/34|
|RSA||Taariq Jacobs||17||Boys two person dinghy - 29er||4/23|
|RSA||Neil Malan||16||Boys two person dinghy - 29er||4/23|
|RSA||Rudy McNeil||16||Boys two person dinghy - Laser||18/38|
|URU||Diego Schauricht||15||Boys two person dinghy - Laser||37/38|
|LCA||Luis Meixner||15||Boys two person dinghy - Laser||34/38|
The reports from those who took part on the programme were extremely positive and ISAF is looking forward to seeing the continuing benefits that the programme brings to sailors in 2008.