Thirteen nations have qualified for places at the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing competition following the Para World Sailing Championships, held 28 November – 3 December in Melbourne, Australia.
Seven one-person keelboat (2.4mR) spots, five two-person keelboat (SKUD18) places and six three-person keelboat (sonar) slots were allocated to the following nations.
National Paralympic Committees have until 1 March 2016 to confirm the qualification slots they will use. Any unused slots will be reallocated by 1 April 2016. Find out more on Rio 2016 Paralympic Games qualification at the International Sailing Federation’s website.
The Championships featured three medal events. France’s Damien Seguin took gold in the 2.4mR; Australia’s Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch defender their title in the SKUD18; and Great Britain’s John Robertson, Steve Thomas and Hannah Stodel took the sonar title.
Several athletes will remain in Melbourne the following week with several crews competing at Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
Day 5 recap
Day 4 recap
Day 3 recap
Day 2 recap
Day 1 recap
Complete results from the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships can be found on the event website.