Andy Cassell

Andrew "Andy" Cassell is a British Paralympic sailor who won gold at the 1996 Summer Paralympics, where the sport made its Paralympic debut.[2]

Andy Cassell
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Cassell
Sailing career
ClubCowes Corinthian Yacht Club
Island Sailing Club
Medal record
Sailing
Representing  United Kingdom
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Mixed Three Person Sonar
IFDS World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Mixed Three Person Sonar[1]

Residing in Cowes on the Isle of Wight he had been sailing for decades before the Paralympics and worked for Ratsey and Lapthorne sailmakers sailing in high profile yachting events. He was one of the early advocates of sailing being included in the Paralympics and in 1996 he founded the Andrew Cassell Foundation which purchased a fleet of sonar keelboats which have been used to introduce thousands of disabled people to sailing. The Foundation is still active 25 years later.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cassell wins silver medal at disabled worlds". Yachting World. 2 November 2001. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Andrew Cassell". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Andrew Cassell Foundation About Us Page". Retrieved 5 August 2021.

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