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Sailing

Sailing

Sailing was introduced at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games as a demonstrative sport and then became a medal sport at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. It is now practiced by athletes in more than 70 countries.

It is open to athletes with any type of physical impairment and the classification system is based on four factors: stability, hand function, mobility and vision. Athletes compete in three events, which are non-gender specified: single-person keelboats, three-person keelboats and two-person keelboats.

At the London 2012 Games, 80 athletes competed in three medal events.

International Association for Disabled Sailing (ISAF)
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Address ISAF UK Ltd Ariadne House Town Quay Southampton Hampshire, SO14 2AQ Great Britain
Phone +44 23 80 635 111
Mail ifds@isaf.co.uk
Website http://www.sailing.org/disabled/
Main Contact Emma Little
IPC Sports Council Representative John Twomey