Paralympic Sailors in Rio

Date 12th September, 2016 - 19th September, 2016
Location RIO Brazil

John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O Carroll are currently lying tenth at the halfway point in the Paralympic Sailing regatta in Rio. After completing 6 of 11 races the sailing so far has been mainly light and shifty hut the lads finished off the day with a great 5th place in race 6.

The team qualified in Melbourne in December after already competing in the Sonar Worlds in Canada earlier in the summer of 2015. The qualification journey has also taken John, Ian and Austin to Hyeres in France, Weymouth, Membelblik, Kiel and of course pre-olimpic events in Rio. As can be seen the effort, time and dedication that it takes just to get to Rio is immense.

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