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First day of sailing at PAN Access finishes

man in sail boat Noel Rosa, a member of Vela Solidária on the water during the competition. Image credit: Vela Solidária
boats being pulled by a van

Team Vela Solidária transports its boat. Image credit: Vela Solidária

Three men sitting in van

Vela Solidária in a van on the way to the competition. Image credit: Vela Solidária

Earlier today, the first day of sailing wrapped up at the premiere edition of the PAN Access. Held in Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal, sailors had to deal with relatively strong winds.



Among the sailors competing was the Vela Solidária team, which included Noel Rosa, João Pinto, Luís Ramalho, Noel Coelho, João Silva and Guilherme Ribeiro.


The Vela Solidária team finished the day in first place. Coelho was participating in his first sailing competition, and team management were happy with his performance because he met all the objectives set out for him. Pinto and Ribeiro had a pair of fourth place finished and a second place finish on the day. Silva did not complete any races on the day. Ramalho had two finishes out of his three starts.


Competition at PAN Access continues tomorrow.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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