January 28, 2007

Sailing: Mobility Cup 2007

mobility cup 2006 logo

2006 was just prelude. Mobility Cup 2007 hopes to make an even bigger splash.


Mobility Cup 2007 will be run by Sail Able Nova Scotia and hosted at the Dartmouth Yacht Club. It will run from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, to include one day's training and four of racing. Sailing will be on the Bedford Basin, a sheltered body of water two miles wide and five miles long - where the WWII Atlantic convoys would gather.

"Mobility Cup 2007 will give a huge boost to the profile of disabled sailing in Halifax and the Maritimes," said honourary chairman Paul Tingley, of Sail Able Nova Scotia. "Our goal is to purchase some Martin 16 adaptive sailboats so that we attract more disabled sailors.

"We have the highest percentage of disabled people in the country and we want to provide them with a new recreational activity not dependant on their disability. It is sailing for all, and we want to get some Sip 'n' Puff technology here, too."

- From the press release.

The Halifax event site:
http://sailable.ca/mobcup.htm

Mobility Cup 2006:
http://www.mobilitycup.org/

AbleSailNetwork:
http://www.ablesailnetwork.ca/

Posted by rollingrains at January 28, 2007 04:53 AM