Disabled & Paralympic Racing

Sailing is one of the very few sports in which
able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors, of all ages, can participate on
equal terms.  Outlined below are details of how people may like to get
involved with disabled racing, or get on to the Paralympic Pathway.

Here we will explain:

  • the Paralympic Pathway, or the route through disabled sailing to the top, and what you need to do to be part of the Paralympic Pathway;
  • the boats used in Paralympic sailing;
  • how to become “classified” within Paralympic sailing and much more.

The Paralympic Pathway

The route to through disabled sail racing and what you need to do to become part of the Paralympic Pathway.

Paralympic Class Boats

Details of the classes used in Paralympic sailing.


A Quick Guide to estimating eligibility for particiation in disabled sailing.

Paralympic Sailing

A brief history.

Non-Paralympic classes racing opportunities

Other classes and links

Access to boats at High Performance Clubs (HPC’s)

Sport England funding gives sailors access to boats

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