ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne
06 Dec 13
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 IFDS World Championship events must have an IFDS 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 IFDS classification system is to measure the sailor's ability in order to:
Find out more by reading the IFDS 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 IFDS website.