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Blind Sailing UK national team attend training camp

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This weekend, the national British blind sailing team has been at training camp in Windermere. Today, the team spent the day training away from the water.  The sailors focused on role communication in rig building.

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The team is at camp to prepare for the upcoming World Championships, with one of the goals including determining team selection for the event.  The 2015 Blind World Fleet Racing Championship were originally scheduled to be held in Houston, but these were canceled in February.  Earlier this month, news was shared that the Worlds are tentatively back on for September 9 to 13 at the Chicago Yacht Club.

 

At last year’s World Championships, Vicki Sheen led the British team at the U.S. Sailing Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin finished first in the Category 2 event after beating the Italians to sweep their event.  Members of the British side included  Lucy Hodges and Liam Cattermole.

 

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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