Monthly Archives: September 2014

Eighty miles around Lake Garda

One man sails solo in his Hansa 303, eighty nautical miles around Italy’s Lake Garda. Eighty nautical miles around Lake Garda, alone, to show everyone that disability knows no obstacles. It is the initiative of sailor Conrad Bentini and the Cooperativa Sociale Archè, known as “Sail Around”. Bentini (pictured) started on Monday, September 15 from… Continue Reading

The President’s Cup – Ireland

A new championship is looking for the next generation of Irish sailors to compete internationally. On Saturday 6th & 7th of September the Inaugural Presidents Cup was held at Kinsale Harbour. The event was a new sailing championship to encourage sailors with disabilities to compete in the classes sailed at International and Paralympic level. ‘The… Continue Reading

SKUD18’s in Canada

SKUD18’s from around the world have recently completed two International regattas in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Inaugural North American SKUD18 Championship was held from August 8th – 11th at Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. Eight international teams used this event as a warm up for the IFDS World Championships, which was held at the same… Continue Reading

Let the wind take me – 2.3’s in Brazil

Eight Hansa 2.3 dinghies are changing the lives of a group of sailors in Brazil. The boats, purchased with the assistance of the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program, are being sailed by a group of people who are new to the sport of sailing. A motorcycle accident ten months ago transformed the life of attorney… Continue Reading

From Rugby to Rudders

What happens when a group of non-sailors try out sailing for the very first time? What happens when a group of non-sailors try out sailing for the very first time? I’m not barking mad! It has taken 9 years to hopefully finally dispel the belief amongst my wheelchair rugby teammates that I am in fact… Continue Reading