Canadian sailors continue to be active with great accomplishments at major regattas such as the America’s in St. Petersburg and the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta in the three Paralympic classes. They were also back in force in St Petes for the midwinter’s regatta, with strong showings in all three fleets, placing first and second in the 2.4mR.
At the International Trapseat Cup sailed in Hobie-Trapseats in San Diego, three talented Canadian crews almost won it all using borrowed boats from the host. Of note regarding female participation in the various classes for sailors with a disability is that the strength of the tactics and talents of these Trapseat sailors includes women as 5 of the 6 Canadians.
Taking part in Canadian regattas will be easier than ever this summer with two different types of events to choose from in a similar time frame. If you can’t get a boat or make it to Halifax for Mobility Cup 2007. There are boats and sailing opportunities waiting for you in Whitby. The 2007 Access Worlds will take place in Whitby, Ontario. This will be an open event with separate divisions for persons with and without a disability, including newcomers, sailing solo or double. Many boats will be supplied. Future details at www.AccessClass.org The event leads into the 2007 IFDS Worlds in Rochester in all three Paralympic Classes.
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