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Spotlight: Jen French and JP Creignou

In September, Jen French and JP Creignou won a silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. We caught up with the duo to talk about life after the Games. Continue reading

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Statement about change in performance leadership

Effective September 18, Kenneth Andreasen has been released from his position of High Performance Director/Head Coach at US Sailing. The decision was announced by Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing. Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team – Sept. 6 – Final

With the final day of competition at the Paralympic Sailing Regatta cancelled due to lack of wind in Weymouth and Portland, racing results, to date, stood as final. The U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team’s Jen French and JP Creignou collected a silver medal in the SKUD-18 event (Two Person Keelboat). Final standings for TeamUSA include Mark LeBlanc 6th in the 2.4mR (One Person Keelboat) and Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson 7th in the Sonar (Three Person Keelboat). Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team – Sept. 5

With podium positions riding on the line for the U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team, day 5 of the Paralympic Sailing Regatta was a crucial point in the competition. Adding to the excitement was a change in wind conditions, with 15-20 knots of wind, the most seen during the Games. Jen French and JP Creignou relished the conditions and held tight to their 2nd place overall in the SKUD-18 event (Two Person Keelboat). For Mark LeBlanc, in the 2.4mR (One Person Keelboat) and Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson, in the Sonar (Three Person Keelboat), the day didn’t bring the advanced standing they had planned for. They are in 6th and 7th overall, respectively. Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team – Sept. 4

fter a two-hour wait for wind on Portland Harbour, racing finally got underway on day four of the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta. Jen French and JP Creignou had another impressive day in the SKUD-18 event (Two Person Keelboat), and moved up to 2nd overall. In the 2.4mR (One Person Keelboat), Mark LeBlanc stormed back with a pair of keeper race finishes to end the day in 6th, while Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson moved into podium position, 3rd, in the Sonar (Three Person Keelboat). Continue reading

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Daily Report: Paralympic Games – Sept. 3

pite a brief wait this morning for suitable wind conditions on Portland Harbour, day three of racing at the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta was anything but boring. Race organizers consolidated all three events onto one race course and completed two races for each. Jen French and JP Creignou collected two more solid finishes to maintain their third overall position in the SKUD-18 event (Two Person Keelboat), while Mark LeBlanc slipped slightly to 7th overall in the 2.4mR (One Person Keelboat). Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson are 4th in the Sonar (Three Person Keelboat). Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team – Sept. 2

Two first-place finishes by Jen French and JP Creignou in the SKUD-18 event (Two Person Keelboat) highlighted day two of competition at the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta, held in Weymouth and Portland, U.K. They moved into 3rd overall, while Mark LeBlanc ended the day in 4th overall in the 2.4mR (One Person Keelboat) and Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson, in 4th in the Sonar (Three Person Keelboat). Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team – Sept. 1

On the first day of racing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, U.K., the U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team holds 4th place in all three events: Jen French and JP Creignou 4th in the SKUD-18, Mark LeBlance 4th in the 2.4mR and Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson 4th in the Sonar. Continue reading

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Preview: 2012 Paralympic Games

The U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team is ready to begin racing at the 2012 Paralympic Games. With the Paralympic Sailing Regatta due to begin on Sept. 1 and continue through Sept. 6, the six-athlete strong team has completed boat measurement, registration and today’s practice race. Continue reading

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Preview: 2012 Paralympic Games

In less than two weeks, the Paralympic Games will begin in London, and the U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team is heading to Weymouth and Portland, site of the Paralympic Sailing Regatta. Six athletes will represent the United States in three Paralympic events, set to take place August 29-September 9. Continue reading

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