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Road to Rio: Looking ahead to Sonar in 2016 for Canada

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Canada qualified for Rio in Sonar  by virtue of winning silver at last year’s World Championships. Their boat was crewed by Paul Tingley, Scott Lutes and Logan Campbell. Canada has one boat ranked internationally for sonar. It is ranked sixth in the world and is crewed by that silver medal winning team.

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What events Canadian sailors have been competing at in the past three months can be difficult to track. Garda and Trentino Olympic Week, which took place earlier this month and had a sonar event, has no ISAF results published on their website. Trofeo Sar Princess Sofia did not have Sonar on their program. Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Regatta in New Zealand in March had this class on their program, but only New Zealand competitors took part.

 

Canadian sailors have a fair amount of international experience in this event in the past few years. They have competed in the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, 2014 IFDS Combined World Championships, C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta 2014, 2014 SONAR North American Championship, 2013 IFDS Combined World Championships, and 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami.

 

The country has no recent success on the Paralympic level in this event. Their last medal was in 2000, when they won bronze. They did compete in this event at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, so they do have recent experience.

 

If you’re interested in following Canadian sailing on Facebook, there are a number of pages you can watch including https://www.facebook.com/Disabledsailingkelowna and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Disabled-Sailing-Association-of-Ontario/181146008610309 .

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
<p>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.</p>

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