Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) celebrated the success of the New Zealand Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Team by bringing together 23 of the 31 Rio 2016 Paralympians in the presence of New Zealand Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key. Just over 130 guests were exclusively invited to the celebration at the Langham Hotel by long-time PNZ partner, Adecco New Zealand this month.
Unless you have been living down a very deep dark hole, you have probably heard by now that sailing has been excluded from the 2020 Paralympics to be held in Tokyo.
Nominations for the 2014 Attitude Awards are open until 5 pm on the 10th July, except for the Attitude Sports Performer Award, which will remain open until 15th October.
To mark its 25th anniversary this September, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched a global search to find the public's favorite moment from the Paralympic Movement of the last 25 years.
The Qualification System for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition has been released.
Sailability Auckland is hosting a Talent Search Day for new disabled sailors in the Paralympic Class Boats of 2.4m, SKUD and Sonar. No prior sailing experience is required!
The latest of Yachting New Zealand’s poster series has been released: the 2013-2016 Paralympic Class Progression Guide. With information and images regarding the types of boats that feed the Paralympic pathway, and what classification requirements there are per boat.
For the first time in more than 10 years, a New Zealand Paralympic class Sonar team has entered a major regatta. David Barnes, Rick Dodson and Andrew May are a hot team to watch for at the Miami Olympic Class Regatta which starts on January 27th. Known as Team “Rio Gold” this team of individually accomplished sailors have recently started training in Auckland in the Etchell Keelboats, as New Zealand does not yet have any of the three person Paralympic class Sonar keelboats in the country.
The first of this season's YNZ Paralympic Sailing Development Clinics took place in late November, attended by seven potential paralympians. Keen to know what these clinics are like? Read on for the full report from YNZ's new Coach Development Officer Charles Baillie Strong
The Paralympics are about to get underway for New Zealand sailors Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel sailing in the SKUD 18, and Paul Francis (pictured left) competing in the 2.4 metre class.