The US Paralympic Sailing Team are in Weymouth preparing for the Games to begin. Eighty athletes will be competing in the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta, starting on September 1st.
The US has a promising team, including Paul Callahan, skippering the 3-person Sonar. I got to know Paul over the last few months and I am helping him out with a blog. You can get to know Paul and keep tabs on his preparations and the team's progress over the Games.
Paul is an extraordinary guy. He was paralyzed in a freak accident in college. This would have devastated most people both mentally as well as physically but Paul overcame huge adversity to attend Harvard Business School, followed by a successful career in banking. He has a wonderful family and lives a frantically active life shuttling between Florida and Newport, RI.
One of Paul's greatest passions is sailing. I can't even begin to list Paul's, achievements in sailing. I wish I had a fraction of the sailing talent that Paul has. See the blog for the full story.
In addition to sailing competitively, Paul is the CEO of Sail To Prevail. This remarkable organization helps thousands of disabled kids and adults experience sailing. The impact this has had on the lives of the people it touches is incredible.
I hope you will show your support for the Paralympians and follow Paul and the US Team.