U.S. Paralympic Sailors Take Silver
U.S. Paralympic sailors Jen French and JP Creignou succeeded where the U.S. Olympic team fell short, winning silver in the SKUD-18 class at the 2012 Paralympic regatta in Weymouth, England. French and Creignou did so by finishing in the top three spots in eight out of 10 races. Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch of Australia took gold, and Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell of Great Britain took bronze.
“I think what made the regatta fun was that it was tight racing in the entire fleet,” French said. “Hats off to Australia for their gold medal, and to the (fourth-place) Canadians, who are our training partners. They did very well.”
In the one-person 2.4mR keelboat class, American Mark LeBlanc finished sixth overall in the 16-boat fleet. The U.S. Sonar team of Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson finished seventh out of 14 boats overall.
Photo courtesy of US Sailing