Race Day 1 – 2.4mR Open World Championship
Competing in the 2.4mR Open World Championship, was always going to be a huge challenge for our sailors. Despite bringing home the bronze from last years Asian Para Games, the fact remains, that our sailors are new to the sport, and are enjoying an extraordinary learning curve.
No one can question their commitment, or the sacrifices they have made to be part of our team, and now, once again, they are demonstrating the kind of courage we have come to expect.
By taking part in this event, competing alongside the world’s best racing sailors. Joined by one of our long term volunteers, Virgile Bertrand, who is himself a keen race sailor, below you can see the results after the first day of racing.
We are sad to announce the passing of Philip Boothroyd after a long illness.
A keen sailor and past Commodore of HHYC, we have always been grateful for his support and would like to thank his family and friends for their decision to donate to Sailability in his memory.
The Road to Rio
Our international sailing team is about to embark on their second major international competition.
In 2014 they bought home a bronze medal for Hong Kong in the Asian Para Games, in Incheon, South Korea. And now they have their sights set on the Paralympics in Rio, next year.
To get there however, they still have a few challenges to face. Specifically, they must qualify to take part in the games at a selection event in Melbourne, in November. There they will compete against the worlds top para-sailors, for the honour of representing their nation at Rio in 2016.