Sailing at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Eighty athletes representing 25 countries in three keelboat classes - the 2.4mR, the SKUD 18, and the Sonar, took part in sailing in the 2008 Summer Paralympics. Sailing was held in two designated areas on the Yellow Sea, Qingdao, Shandong province, from September 8 to September 13.

Sailing
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Sailing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Paralympic Sailing
VenueQingdao International Sailing Centre
Dates8–13 September
Competitors67 Male Sailors
13 Female Sailors
25 Nations
41 Boats
2004
2012

Competitors had a wide range of physical disabilities including degenerative nerve disease, blindness, missing limbs, and polio.

Boats were prepared and launched from the docks of the Qingdao International Sailing Centre, which also included the accessible Qingdao Paralympic Village, a 5-star hotel which previously housed the Olympic Sailing athletes.

EventsEdit

Three sailing events were held. All were mixed events, meaning that men and women could compete together.

International disability classification in sailing is done by a committee, which gives each competitor a number score with lower numbers corresponding to more severe disability. Sailors were classified under the IFDS Functional Classification System 2005 (FCS 2005). To take part in Paralympic sailing, an athlete must have a score of 7 or less. Functional Classification System full details: [1]

Event Boat Classifications
Single-Person Keelboat 2.4mR All sailors are required to have a minimal disability or a higher level of disability as defined in the FCS 2005.
Two-Person Keelboat SKUD 18 Crew shall include a female and one severely disabled sailor with a 1-point classification.
Three-Person Keelboat Sonar The total Sonar crew points shall not exceed 14 points.

The 2-person keelboat (SKUD18) made its official début in the Paralympics. The only Paralympic class keelboat with a spinnaker, emblazoned with the national flag of each country. Of the 11 countries competing in the SKUD event, 7 had female crew.

ResultsEdit

Eighty athletes represented twenty-five countries in the three event classes. Qualification full details

Medal tableEdit

This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their sailors (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Canada (CAN)1012
  United States (USA)1012
3  Germany (GER)1001
4  France (FRA)0202
5  Australia (AUS)0112
Totals (5 entries)3339

MedallistsEdit

In the 2-person keelboat event, all three of the medal-winning teams were composed of one man and one woman. Those three women were the first women to win Paralympic medals in sailing.[1] Sailing competition athletes and full results.[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
1-person keelboat 2.4mR
Paul Tingley
  Canada
Damien Seguin
  France
John Ruf
  United States
2-person keelboat SKUD 18
  United States (USA)
Nick Scandone
Maureen McKinnon-Tucker
  Australia (AUS)
Daniel Fitzgibbon
Rachael Cox
  Canada (CAN)
John McRoberts
Stacie Louttit
3-person keelboat Sonar
  Germany (GER)
Jens Kroker
Robert Prem
Siegmund Mainka
  France (FRA)
Bruno Jourdren
Herve Larhant
Nicolas Vimont-Vicary
  Australia (AUS)
Colin Harrison
Russell Boaden
Graeme Martin

One Person Keelboat - 2.4 MetreEdit

Rank Athlete Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Tot Net
    Paul Tingley (CAN) 1 1 5 2 (9) (9) 2 4 5 1 39 21
    Damien Seguin (FRA) 4 4 3 4 6 (17)
OCS
(11) 1 1 2 39 21
    John Ruf (USA) 2 6 1 (9) 1 7 (10) 3 4 4 47 28
4   Heiko Kroeger (GER) 3 2 (11) 6 4 3 1 (11) 2 7 50 28
5   Thierry Schmitter (NED) 5 3 2 (10) 7 1 5 (12) 6 3 54 32
6   Jens Als Andersen (DEN) (9) 7 6 1 2 6 3 5 (9) 9 57 39
7   Helena Lucas (GBR) (10) 5 7 7 3 4 (12) 2 8 5 63 41
8   Bjørnar Erikstad (NOR) 6 8 (16) (13) 8 2 9 6 13 12 93 64
9   Julio Reguero (PUR) 7 (17)
OCS
13 5 5 8 (15) 7 7 13 97 65
10   Fabrizio Olmi (ITA) 8 9 8 (16) 12 11 13 (16) 3 6 102 70
11   Qi Mingxue (CHN) 11 11 4 (15) (15) 5 4 13 14 10 102 72
12   Aaron Hill (AUS) (12) 10 10 8 10 (13) 6 8 10 11 98 73
13   George Delikouras (GRE) (15) 13 9 3 13 (14) 7 14 12 8 106 79
14   Zoltan Pegan (HUN) 13 (15) 12 11 14 (15) 8 10 11 14 123 93
15   Emilio Fernandez (ESP) 14 12 15 12 11 10 (16) 9 (16) 5 130 98
16   Juhani Mattila (FIN) (16) 14 14 14 (16) 12 14 15 15 16 146 114

Two Person Keelboat - SKUD 18Edit

Rank Nation (skipper first) Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Cancelled Tot Net
    Nick Scandone and
Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (USA)
2 1 1 1 (3) 2 1 1 2 (12)
DNS
26 11
    Dan Fitzgibbon and
Rachel Cox (AUS)
(4) 2 2 2 2 4 (9) 3 1 2 31 18
    John McRoberts and
Stacie Louttit (CAN)
3 3 3 3 1 3 2 (8) (4) 3 33 21
4   Hailiang Jia and
Xiujuan Yang (CHN)
1 4 7 7 5 6 (8) 4 (8) 1 51 35
5   Alexandra Rickham and
Niki Birrell (GBR)
5 5 (8) (8) 4 1 4 7 7 4 53 37
6   Al Mustakim Matrin and
Nurul Amilin Balawi (MAS)
(10) 6 (12)
DSQ
5 6 5 6 2 3 6 61 39
7   Carl-Gustad Fresk and
Birgitta Jacobsson Nilen (SWE)
6 (9) 4 4 7 (12)
RAF
3 5 9 7 66 45
8   Wei Qiang Jovin Tan and
Kok Liang Desiree Lim (SIN)
7 7 5 6 (8) 7 7 (11) 5 5 68 49
9   Bento Amaral and
Luisa Silvano (POR)
8 8 6 (9) (9) 8 5 6 6 8 73 55
10   Amy Kelehan and
John Twomey (IRL)
9 (10) 9 (10) 10 9 10 9 10 9 95 75
11   Pedro Sollique and
Cherry Pinpin (PHI)
(11) (11) 10 11 11 10 11 10 11 10 106 84

Open Three-Person Keelboat - SonarEdit

Rank Nation (skipper first) Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Tot Net
    Jens Kroker,
Robert Prem and
Siegmund Mainka (GER)
5 6 3 1 4 (11) 5 2 (9) 4 5 55 35
    Bruno Jourdren,
Herve Larhant and
Nicolas Vimont-Vicary (FRA)
4 1 1 2 7 1 (10) 5 8 7 (15)
DNF
61 36
    Colin Harrison,
Jonathan Harris and
Graeme Martin (AUS)
8 4 2 3 3 3 1 (10) (15)
OCS
5 7 61 36
4   Aleksander Wang-Hansen,
Marie Solberg and
Per Eugen Kristiansen (NOR)
6 2 5 8 1 (15)
OCS
(9) 1 5 3 6 61 37
5   Dor Cohen,
Amon Efrati and
Benny Vexler (ISR)
3 (15)
DSQ
4 (15)
DSQ
2 6 6 12 1 1 3 69 38
6   John Robertson,
Hannah Stodel and
Stephen Thomas (GBR)
(9) 3 6 (9) 5 7 8 6 3 2 1 59 41
7   Vasilis Christoforou,
Thodoris Alexas and
Nikolaos Paterakis (GRE)
58 41
8   Rick Doerr,
Tim Angle and
Bill Donohue (USA)
69 47
9   Paul Ryan and
Martin Richard Whealey (IRL)
96 72
10   Ke Li,
Tao Wang and
Jungkun Xu (CHN)
101 75
11   Ken Kelly,
Don Terlson and
Marc Shaw (CAN)
114 86
12   Marco Collinetti,
Massimo Veturini and
Antonio Squizzato (ITA)
115 87
13   Edmund Rath,
Sven Reiger and
Helmut Seewald (AUT)
117 88
14   Luiz Cesar Faria,
Rossano Leitao and
Darke Mattos (BRA)
125 99

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Two-Person Keelboat (SKUD18): US claims gold". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008-09-13. Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  2. ^ "Schedules and Results - Sailing". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-09-19.

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