International Association for Disabled Sailing Worlds, Charlotte Harbor, Jan 7-15, 2012
42 teams of disabled sailors from around the world competed for their world championship this past weekend on Charlotte Harbor in Southwest Florida. Many of these teams will go on to represent their respective countries in the paralympic games this summer in London.
Frenchman Damien Seguin won the singlehanded 2.4meter class without question. In the SKUD 18 class, Britain's Alexandra Rickham and Niki Burrell won by two points over the second-place finishers Americans Jennifer French and Jean-Paul Creignou. The Norwegian team won the 12-boat Sonar fleet.
Official Website: http://www.ifdsworlds2012.com