Friday, June 25, 2010

Paralympic Training Clinic at Piers Park

This press release came via email:

Piers Park Sailing Center, a national leader in community and disabled sailing, will host a Paralympic training clinic with demonstration sails aboard new 2.4-meter class sailboats. Likened to a go-kart on the water, the new 2.4-meter class is not only specially suited for adaptive sailing but an absolute thrill-ride for all able-bodied sailors.

Members of the public are invited to visit Piers Park Sailing for a rare opportunity to try their hand aboard a 2.4-meter – a one person boat often utilized for Paralympic sailing. U.S. Sailing Team’s Mark LeBlanc will offer world-class coaching. Later in the weekend, participants will have an opportunity to race the boats during a round-robin tournament. Interested sailors should call Piers Park Sailing at (617) 561-6677.

Piers Park Sailing Center, the closest non-profit and recreational sailing center to downtown Boston, was recently designated Paralympic Sport Club Boston, part of the US Paralympic Team’s national network of training facilities. US Sailing named the organization “Best Community Program for Disabled Sailors” in 2009.

Friday: Sail boat demos from 12 p.m. to sunset
Sail boat demos from 9 a.m. to noon; round robin races from noon to 5 p.m.
: Gold Fleet Round Robin Finals – Saturday’s race winners return for more races from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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