Disabled Sailing – Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Final results

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Final results The Paralympic Classes World Championship was concluded in Kiel on Sunday. Three more races were held in a 15-18 kn wind.
The situation in the 2.4m before the last race was more than exciting: The frist three boats were separated by 2 points only. Heiko Kröger GER controlled the nerves on his home waters grasping his second World Champions' title. Matt Bugg AUS and Damien Séguin FRA followed on the ranks 2 and 3.
Violeta del Reino ESP won the title in the Hansa 303 women, and Piotr Cichocki POL is World Champion in the Hansa 303 men.
The news and all ranking lists.
Disabled Sailing – Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 4

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 4 The World Championship of the Paralympic Classes continued yesterday in rain and a good breeze.
In the 2.4m, Heiko Kröger GER moved on top thanks to 2 race wins. Only one point behind follows Matthew Bugg AUS on 2nd, Damien Séguin FRA on rank 3 has another point's backlog.
In the Hansa 303 women, Violeta del Reino Diez de Valle is first, in the Hansa 303 men, Piotr Chichocki POL replaced Christopher Symonds AUS on top.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Disabled Sailing – Saturday, June 24, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 3

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 3 The Para Classes sailed two races each at their World Championships in Kiel.
Damien Séguin FRA defended his lead in the 2.4m. Antonio Squizzato ITA as best of the day (ranks 1 and 2) advanced on rank 2. Matthew Bugg AUS remains on rank 3.
In the Hansa 303 women, Violeta del Reino ESP is new on top at equal points with Magali Moraine FRA on rank 2.
Christopher Symonds AUS remains on top of the Hansa 303 men. Piotr Cichocki POL advanced on rank 2 thanks to a race win.
All ranking lists and the daily news .
Disabled Sailing – Friday, June 23, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 2

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 2 The Para Classes were hampered by the lack of wind as well. Only the 2.4m completed one race won by Björnar Erikstad NOR. Damien Séguin FRA advanced on top of the overall classification with his 2nd race rank.
In the Hansa 303 women, Magali Moraines FRA is first, in the Hands 303 men, Christopher Symonds AUS is on top.
Disabled Sailing – Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 1

 2.4m, Hansa 303 - Paralympic World Championship 2017 - Kiel GER - Day 1 The Disabled-Sailing Classes World Championship (on 2.4mIJ and Hansa 303) began yesterday with two races. Since disabled sailing has been eliminated from the Paralympics 2020, World Sailing is making big efforts to promote the sport on all continents to regain homologation.
In the former Paralympic 2.4m Class, Daniel Bina CZE has taken the lead. Heiko Kröger GER and Damien Séguin FRA follow on the ranks 2 and 3. 43 boats from 26 nations participate.
In the Hansa 303 women, Magali Moraines FRA is first, in the Hands 303 men, Christpher Symonds AUS is on top.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Thursday, June 22, 2017   

International Classes, 2.4 mIJ - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results

 International Classes, 2.4 mIJ - Kiel Week - Kiel GER - Final results The International Classes concluded the 2017 Kiel Week yesterday with more light-wind races. We reported during the past days.
Here in addition the results of the 2.4m IJ yachts with Heiko Kröger GER as clear winner 13 points ahead of Dee Smith USA. Daniel Bina CZE was 3rd. 28 boats from 13 nations and 3 continents participated in this tune-up race to the World Championship at the same venue.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Disabled Sailing – Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017   

Paralympic Sailing - World Sailing plans a comeback as Paralympic sport

 Paralympic Sailing - World Sailing plans a comeback as Paralympic sport Eliminated as Paralympic Sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with the argument as not distributed globally, World Sailing has started an action plan to relaunch Paralympic Sailing for the 2024 Games. Last week, a first promotion event for Paralympic sailing in Asia was held in Hong Kong. The report of World Sailing.
The Paralympic Classes World Championship will take place during the Kiel Week 2017. A preview.
Disabled Sailing – Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016   

Skud 18, Hanse 303 - Sailability Class Championship 2016 - SC Cham - Final results

 Skud 18, Hanse 303 - Sailability Class Championship 2016 - SC Cham - Final results The Hansa Class and the Skud-18 sailed their 5th Sailability Class Championship on Lake Zoug over the past weekend with three races in light winds in each fleet. The winners were: Skud 18 Jochi Röthlisberger/Christian Hiller SUI ahead of Matteo Balbo/Patrick Parker SUI and Willi Lutz/Claudia Schmid SUI. Hansa 303 Christian Hiller SUI ahead of Frederic Magnier FRA and Jerémie Chauchoy FRA. Hansa 303 double Frederic Magnier/Jean-Philippe Lepretre FRA ahead of Jerémie Chauchoy/Jérome Dard FRA and Konstantinos Tzaneris/Swiss Disable Sailing SUI.
The report with all ranking lists.
Disabled Sailing – Sunday, September 18, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016   (Image © Richard Langdon)

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results - Gold for Damien Séguin FRA

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Final results - Gold for Damien Séguin FRA After the Paralympic Skud-18 and Sonar Gold Medal winners known prematurely on Friday already, the third Paralympic title for the 2.4m keelboat was decided in Rio yesterday in favour of Damien Séguin FRA. Finishing 4th in the last race, he gained the upper hand on Matt Bugg AUS and Helena Lucas GBR remaining on the ranks 2 and 3. Three teams fighted in the Skud-18 for Silver and Bronze, as Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS were the premature winners already. Winning the last race was not good enough for Monika Gibes/Piotr Chichoki POL to climb on the podium. With a one point's backlog on Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR, they had to content themselves with the 4th place. Silver went to John McRoberts/Jackie Gay CAN. Behind the premature Sonar Champion Colin Harrison AUS and his team, Silver and Bronze went to Alphonsus Doerr USA and Paul Tingley CAN.
All ranking lists and the final report.
Disabled Sailing – Saturday, September 17, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016   (Image © Richard Langdon)

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 5 - 2 x Gold for Australia

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 5 - 2 x Gold for Australia Before today's final races - one for every class - the Paralympic Champions are known in two of them: Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS take Gold in the Skud 18s and Colin Harrison/ Russell Boaden/Jonathan Harris AUS in the Sonars. Fitzgibbon/Tesch AUS are the first team in the Paralympics to grasp Gold in two consecutive Games. The fight for Silver and Bronze remains exciting as John McRoberts/Jackie Gay CAN on rank 2 are only one point ahead of Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR, and with a 4 points' backlog, Monika Gibes/Piotr Cichocki POL are also withing reach of the Medals. In the Sonars, Alphonsus Doerr USA and Paul Tingley CAN one point behind will duel for the remaining Medals, but Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR 4 points back has still a chance for a Medal. Not yet decided is the winner in the 2.4m. Matt Bugg AUS dropped on rank 3 after a disqualification and with a 10 points' deficit, he will hardly reclaim rank 1. Helena Lucas GBR and Damien Séguin FRA one point behind will duel for the title today.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Disabled Sailing – Friday, September 16, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016   

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 4

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 4 After yesterday's races sailed again in good conditions, the Paralympics are now in its crucial phase with another two heats today, and a final race tomorrow Saturday. The first decisions concerning the Medals will probably be made today already.
Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS won again both races in the Skud-18 and have now a 15 points' lead and a 2nd race rank as discard result ! They will hardly miss the Gold Medal. On rank 2 follow at equal points John McRoberts/Jackie Gay CAN and Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR, and with a 6 points' backlog, Monika Gibes/Piotr Cichocki POL remain within reach of the Medals. Leader change in the 2.4m with Matt Bugg AUS on top with the day ranks 2/1/1. But Helena Lucas GBR is only one point behind. Damien Séguin FRA advanced on the 3rd place with a 7 points' advantage on the 4th-ranked Dee Smith USA. Heiko Kröger GER, one of the co-favorites, dropped on rank 6 and his deficit on the podium is already 12 points. Australian is the lead also in the Sonars. Colin Harrison/Russell Boaden/Jonathan Harris AUS are ahead of Alphonsus Doerr USA and his team with a 10 points' advantage. Paul Tingley CAN - Paralympic 2.4m Gold-Medalist 2008 - moved up on rank 3 thanks to a race win, at equal points with Aleksander Wang-Hansen NOR on the 4th position. The chasers follow closely packed, and even Lasse Klötzing GER on rank 8 has still an option on the podium with a 7 points' backlog.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Disabled Sailing – Thursday, September 15, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016   (Image © Richard Langdon)

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 3

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 3 After the light-breeze Tuesday on Guanabara Bay, sufficient wind filled in yesterday to resail the postponed races of the previous day.
In the 2.4m, Helena Lucas GBR defended her first place inspite of a disqualification, but Matt Bugg AUS and Heiko Kröger GER reduced the gap on 2 points. Damien Séguin FRA is on only one point behind. Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS, day ranks 1/2/1 in the Skud-18, extended their lead on 8 points. Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR advanced on rank 2, John McRobertson/Jackie Gay CAN are now 3rd. In the Sonars, the Paralympic Champion 2012 John Robertson GBR and his team won all three races of the day and moved up on rank 5. Colin Robertson AUS still holds the lead 6 points in front of Alphonsus Doerr USA and his team. Richard Dodson NZL remains on 3rd.
All ranking lists and the report.
Disabled Sailing – Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016   (Image © Richard Langdon)

2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 2

 2.4m, Skud-18, Sonar - Paralympic Games 2016 - Rio de Janeiro BRA - Day 2 Very light winds and a strong current made sailing challenging on the second day of the Paralympics on Guanabara Bay. The Skud-18 and Sonars completed one race, the 2.4 m race had to be abandoned.
Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch AUS, the Skud-18 defending Paralympic Champions, confirmed their ambitions with another race win. John McRoberts /Jackie Gay CAN stayed on the 2nd place. New on rank 3 are Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell GBR. Colin Harrison AUS and his team remained on top of the Sonars. New on rank 2 is - thanks to the race win - Paul Tingley CAN. Vasilis Christoforou GRE follows on the 3rd position. Leader in the 2.4m without race yesterday is Helena Lucas GBR.
All ranking lists and the report.
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