Like they really want to make this easy for us...
International Sailing Federation
Disabled Sailing News
ISAF, Singapore, 07 November 2005
The International Foundation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) AGM took place today at the end of the YES Asia Conference at the Changi Village Hotel, Singapore. It was decided that the equipment used in the new Two-Person Paralympic event will be the UD-18, whilst two new Vice-Presidents were elected to the IFDS Executive Board
...the folks from California, Florida, Hawaii and Guam will be real happy
The Olympic Sailing Committee of US SAILING (OSC) will determine via a resume/application process the order by which applicants will be offered the opportunity to purchase one of the first three boats that are allocated to US SAILING. The purchase price is expected to be approximately AUS $21,650, with an anticipated 50% deposit of approximately US $8000 required. This purchase price is for boat only, and does not include trailer, duty and other costs.
...oooh joy!, ...
Sport Canada has recently announced the addition of 3 Development Cards ($900.00/month) to the existing 7 Senior Cards for the Paralympic Classes.
Given the recent addition of the double- handed class UD-18 to the Paralympic Games, it is reasonable to offer these new Development cards first to eligible teams planning to Campaign in the UD 18. To this end, the following criteria for the AWAD Development Cards have been established by CYA and the Olympic Development Committee.
Selection Regatta – Mid-Winter Championships held in St. Petersberg, March 23-26
Since there will not be any UD 18’s available for some time, the selection for double handed teams will be based on results in the Martin 16 Class at the Mid-Winters. All entries must comply with Martin 16 class rules effective as of Dec 1, 2005 amended to require jib booms and no furling gear.
But hey, we are a hardy bunch, AAARGH!!!