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Sailing

This page draws together sailing-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics sailing.  View Sailing Fact Sheet

Every team of one, two or three members aims in achieving to travel with a boat through a specific area in best minimum time. The speed, the power and the intelligence are three very important assets for the success in any sport and Sailing in Special Olympics is not different. The best sailors develop the three aforementioned assets at the maximum of their capabilities.


Sailing Stories and News


June 16, 2015 | Europe Eurasia: Austria

Europe set sails for LA 2015

By Mariusz Damentko

First Regional Sailing Seminar in long Special Olympics International history took place in Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria on June 12-14,2015 ahead of the World Summer Games in LA in July.View Story First Regional Sailing Seminar in long Special Olympics International history took place in Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria on June 12-14,2015 ahead of the World Summer Games in LA in July. 16 coaches and Unified Sailing partners from Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands and Slovenia took part in this Seminar (as well as 8 athletes and 6 partners) connected with small Sailing regatta at the Bregenz Yacht Club at the Bodensee Lake (Constance Lake). Wonderful weather conditions and good wind let conduct practical part on the lake with small competitions to instruct all participants In SO Sailing event management as well as technique of sailing and conduct Unified teams at the competitions. Also a lot of information regarding 2015 World Games in LA were delivered from the prospective of previous SO World Games. Many thanks to SO Austria and SO Vorarlberg Program and Heinrich Olsen. Also big thanks for Bregenz Yacht Club and all volunteers who contributed in this event.

About Mariusz Damentko:I am the Sports Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.
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May 14, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Seeking Experienced Officials for the LA 2015 Games

By Sara Prescott

Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.View Story Special Olympics is accepting applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. In most cases, Special Olympics will select officials who are already certified by a related sports federation and who have Special Olympics officiating experience. Applications must be received by no later than July 1 2014. Please use the link below for more information and to download applications.

About Sara Prescott:I am the Administrative Assistant of Sports Training & Competition at Special Olympics.
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Sailing Events


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Event

Location

Jul 24 - Aug 2 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

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Sailing Competitions

2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens, Greece, was the home of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. That year, it was the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.


How to Get Involved in Special Olympics

Special Olympics sports training, coaching and competitions go on in more than 170 countries around the world. You can get involved by getting in touch with the closest Special Olympics office.

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