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Sailing at the Paralympic Games is one of the only sports in which athletes of many different disabilities compete against each other on equal terms. All athletes who compete at the Paralympics and Para World Sailing Championship events must have an Para World Sailing Classification which measures their abilities.
The three boats are one person keelboat, two person keelboat and three person keelboat and they are sailed in the 2.4mR, SKUD18 and Sonar respectively.
The purpose of the Para World Sailing classification system is to measure the sailor's ability in order to:
Find out more by reading the Para World Sailing Functional Classification System & Procedures Manual.
International Classifications are valid for a Paralympic Quadrennium and are the names of all athletes who have been classificed are published on the Para World Sailing website.
Following a review of the Paralympic classes, two Equipment Evaluations have taken place to look at possible new Paralympic equipment. If you took part in the evaluation or would like to give feedback to the Para World Sailing Committee please fill out the following form - http://goo.gl/forms/bK2t885qPO4nrgCn1
|IFDS FCS Summary of Changes|
|IFDS International Classifications 2009-2012|
|Para World Sailing Functional Classification System & Procedures Manual|
|Para World Sailing International Classification Seminars|
|Para World Sailing International Classifications 2013-2016|
|Para World Sailing Vision Test Form|
|Athlete Biography and Sports Data Form|