Now 63 years old, American Dee Smith is known worldwide for his grand prix keelboat expertise. But since he was ruled eligible earlier this year for Paralympic competition, Dee has been applying that expertise to the singlehanded 2.4mR class.
With his first sail in the boat in February, and the 2016 Paralympic Games just over a year away, Dee is now in catch-up mode. After competing in several events in USA and Europe, Dee just returned from a promising performance at the Open 2.4mR World Championship, an event open to both able-bodied and Paralympic sailors.
Competing among the 102 boats, Dee was fourth overall at …
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