Sailors break barriers at Olympic qualifiers
Paralympic sailors from around the world come to Shake-A-Leg for this opportunity to compete for a spot in the Rio 2016 Olympics against other sailors with a range of disabilities from double leg amputees to paraplegics. Disabilities are the last thing focused on during this week, as sailor break barriers and set records. Team Argentina, England, Brazil, Ireland, Virgin Islands, Canada and Italy are a sampling of Paralympic teams being represented this week.
On Friday, January 30, from 5:00-10:00 pm, in conjunction with the UM PT students, they are hosting a party for the all the Paralympic sailors and others attending the World Championships.
The ISAF Sailing World Cup is a world-class annual series for Olympic sailing. The regatta is a mainstay on the winter circuit for sailors who are campaigning for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions. In 2015, the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami is the second of five regattas included in the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup, the seventh edition of the annual series for Olympic sailing. Regatta Headquarters is located at the US Sailing Center Miami, an official Olympic Training Center.
Photos courtesy of ISAF
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