Pipeline for disabled to discover sailing:
Dani Schirmer sailed as a youngster while spending summers on Traverse Bay in Michigan.
Schirmer wasn’t sure if she would ever sail again after suffering a spinal cord injury a decade ago. However, the northern Virginia native got back out on the water last year by participating in a three-day clinic conducted by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating in Annapolis, MD.
Schirmer attended the clinic, sponsored by grant from Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and Disabled Sports USA, accompanied by her father – an avid sailor.
Clinic before Para World Sailing Champs:
Ahead of the 2018 Para World Sailing Championships this September, World Sailing will run a Paralympic Development Program (PDP) clinic that will be open to sailors to participate in. The 2018 World Championships will run on September 16-22 at the US Sailing Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. A PDP clinic in the Hansa 303 will run ahead of the Championships for new and emerging countries and for these sailors, World Sailing will cover participation costs and provide coaching support throughout the event. Details
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Clinic before Para World Sailing Champs, Editor