30 Jan 2023
WORLD SAILING UPDATE
Sailing Will Not Be Include Paralympic Games for LA28- UPDATE FROM WORLD SAILING HERE
24 Jan 2023
Decision over Para Sailing Reinstatement to be expected in the coming days.
Since loosing Paralympic Status after the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Paralympic Sailing have remained invested in trying to get the sport reinstated for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics. A difficult feat considereing no sport is yet to have sucessfully been reinstated to the Paralympics and with 33 other sports up for reinstatement it is going to prove difficult.
However, World Sailing’s Para Sailing Development Programs will continue to expand the reach of the sport by training coaches and classifiers and by supporting athletes to enter the sport. Since its launch in 2017, over 210 sailors and coaches from 39 countries on six continents have taken part and in 2022 alone we saw 40 sailors and 31 coaches from 14 nations – many participating for the first time – join the program.
World Sailing remarks that,
"Para Sailing is an integral part of our sport and we have already seen huge increase in participation. Regardless of the outcome of our campaign, this should be seen as a major success."
Attached is World Sailing's full statement.