Tag Archives: Paralympic

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. 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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Notable Press Clippings May 27-June 2

US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider received world-wide interest this past week, including a few mentions from foreign press! A few: USA Today interview with Debbie Capozzi, La Gazzetta Dello Sport (ITA), Yediot Achronot (ISR), Paige Railey’s Teen Vogue behind-the-scenes video and Boating Times Long Island. Continue reading

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At the Helm: Good Morning from Camp Billingham

Hey there… it’s another gorgeous day here in Weymouth, and our team compound (known hereafter as “Camp Billingham”) is buzzing. Continue reading

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At the Helm: Final Preparations in Weymouth

Good morning sports fans, and welcome to sunny and warm (!) Weymouth and Portland, England. It’s a beautiful day, again, here in Dorset County, and the 2012 US Olympic and Paralympic Teams have gathered at the site of the 2012 Games for a training camp and final preparations for the Games later this summer. Continue reading

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Final report from Hyeres

Gold, silver and bronze medals were collected by US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider at the 2012 French Olympic Sailing Week Continue reading

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Day 1 in Hyeres

In classic French style, day 1 schedule of racing at French Olympic Sailing Week was revised due to the famed Mistral. Continue reading

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Medals from Palma

The final day of racing at Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta brought gold and silver to US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics’ (USSTAG). Continue reading

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Day 4 in Palma

Day 4 of racing at the Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, brought the typical light-wind conditions and a tough battle for some of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG). Continue reading

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