U.S. Paralympic Roster Finalized - Sail Magazine

U.S. Paralympic Roster Finalized

Author:
Publish date:
The winning U.S. Sonar team on its way to another first-place finish

The winning U.S. Sonar team on its way to another first-place finish

It was a dramatic 2016 Para World Sailing Championship Regatta in Medemblik, the Netherlands, this past May for US Sailing Team Sperry.

In the SKUD-18 two-person keelboat class, Ryan Porteous of San Diego, California, and Maureen McKinnon of Marblehead, Massachusetts, found themselves battling it out with teammates Sarah Everhart-Skeels and Cindy Walker, both of Rhode Island, right through to the final race to earn a spot on the squad going to the Paralympic Games in Rio this September.

Ryan Porteous and Maureen McKinnon take a break between races

Ryan Porteous and Maureen McKinnon take a break between races

Meanwhile, in the Sonar three-person keelboat class, Rick Doerr of Clifton, New Jersey, Brad Kendell of Tampa, Florida, and Hugh Freund of South Freeport, Maine, who had already secured a berth in the Rio regatta, took first overall after a come-from-behind third-place finish in the final and deciding race.

Also doing well at the event was Annapolis, Maryland, sailor Dee Smith, who took a first- and two third-place finishes on his way to fifth overall in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat class, in which he will also be competing in Rio.

For more on the U.S. team going to Rio this month, visit ussailing.org/Olympics.

Photos courtesy of US SAILing/WillRicketson

August 2016

Related

WaterLinesNov

Waterlines: Tangled Up in Pots

I learned to sail on the Maine coast as a boy, and one of the things my elders taught me was to respect fishing gear. If you got caught up with a lobster pot, you did everything you could to get clear without cutting the pot warp. It represented a family’s livelihood and thus was ...read more

7353

Harken’s Reflex 3 top-down Furler

Furl PowerAre you afraid of flying—spinnakers, that is? Harken’s new Reflex 3 top-down furler will tame A-sails on monohulls from 44-58ft and multis from 39-55ft, and Code 0’s on 39-54ft monos and 36-50ft multis. All you do is heave on the furling line and the sail will roll up ...read more

TOTW_PromoSite

SAIL's Tip of the Week

Presented by Vetus-Maxwell.Got a tip? Send it to sailmail@sailmagazine.comDitch the stress Owners of high-freeboard yachts best boarded via the stern sugar-scoop like to back them into a slip, but the process can be fraught on a windy day or when there’s a current running, ...read more

Sun-Odyssey-490-Bertrand_DUQUENNE-aft

Boat Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490

True innovation in monohull sailboat design can be a bit elusive these days. That’s not to say that there are no more new ideas, but it does seem that many new tweaks and introductions are a bit incremental: let’s say evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Just when it seems ...read more

X3M-family

Gear: X3M Flight blocks

Block PartyThe elegance of these new X3M Flight blocks from Ubi Maior conceals the fact that they can handle loads of up to 15 tons. Designed to be used with a variety of textile loops, as fixed or snatch blocks, the X3M blocks have resin frames to carry the loops and anodized ...read more

03-BAVARIA-C34_Interior-2k_2

Ask Sail: The Right Cabin Sole Finish

Q: I am working on refinishing my cabin floorboards. I have brought them home and sanded the old finish off and would appreciate comments on using varnish or polyurethane for the sole.— Danny Love, Grand Rivers, KYDON CASEY REPLIES Polyurethane is the better choice for a cabin ...read more