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    Can anyone confirm that there is Paralympic sailing scheduled for 2016 in Rio? If so, what classes and is there a performance plan available for potential competitors?

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    Thanks so much. What was the deal with all the scuttlebutt regarding the future of the Sonar class last year and where was the performance plan for 2016 posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webfoot View Post
    Thanks so much. What was the deal with all the scuttlebutt regarding the future of the Sonar class last year and where was the performance plan for 2016 posted?
    I'm not sure what you mean by 'performance plan'.

    Paralympic Sailing is in for Rio 2016, out for Tokyo 2020 and as yet undetermined for 2024+

    Terribly disappointing for many who have been training and an incorrect/bad decision by the IPC (IMO).

    http://www.sailing.org/news/disabled-sailing.php

    Unfortunately information is difficult to find ie meeting minutes etc. but suffice to say things are in a state of flux and while committees are dedicated and working towards development and reinstatement, the future remains uncertain as it is up to the IPC's selection process.

    The Sonar class itself is not at risk as it is independent of Paralympic sailing however equipment selection for 'P' class sailing is also 'on the table'.

    Best thing to do if you are interested is to simply go sailing/racing and spend as much time in whatever boat is local and competitive and works for your particular needs. There are a number of regattas where coaching and accessible boats are available ie Robie Pierce Regatta, Clagett Regatta etc.

    this link is also a good 'plug' for the 2.4mR sailboat:
    http://www.sailing.org/news/39392.php#.Vs4CkOao3HA
    Last edited by TimR; 02-24-2016 at 03:21 PM.

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    Good advice, very sad to see Paralympic sailing going away.

    Quote Originally Posted by TimR View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by 'performance plan'
    Paralympic Sailing is in for Rio 2016, out for Tokyo 2020 and as yet undetermined for 2024+

    Terribly disappointing for many who have been training and an incorrect/bad decision by the IPC (IMO).

    http://www.sailing.org/news/disabled-sailing.php

    Unfortunately information is difficult to find ie meeting minutes etc. but suffice to say things are in a state of flux and while committees are dedicated and working towards development and reinstatement, the future remains uncertain as it is up to the IPC's selection process.

    The Sonar class itself is not at risk as it is independent of Paralympic sailing however equipment selection for 'P' class sailing is also 'on the table'.

    Best thing to do if you are interested is to simply go sailing/racing and spend as much time in whatever boat is local and competitive and works for your particular needs. There are a number of regattas where coaching and accessible boats are available ie Robie Pierce Regatta, Clagett Regatta etc.

    this link is also a good 'plug' for the 2.4mR sailboat:
    http://www.sailing.org/news/39392.php#.Vs4CkOao3HA
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