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Reaching For Success

The U.S. Virgin Islands Paralympic Sailing Team and friends: (from left, standing) Tony Sanpere, Bob Blackwell, James Carney, John Foster, Jan Robinson, Dave Flaherty, Jim Kerr (sitting, left) and Walter Schenk (right). Photography by Captain Jan Robinson

Paralympic sailing made its official debut at the Sydney, Australia Paralympic Games in 2000. Now, for the very first time, the U.S. Virgin Islands has a Paralympic Sailing Team that, in a very short time, has grown from a concept …

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We Made It to the ISAF World Cup

U.S. Virgin Island Team. From left: Coach John Foster, Tony Sanpere, David Flaherty and Bob Blackwell

The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were represented at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami, Florida, bringing together the world’s top Olympic and Paralympic class competitors. Nine countries competed in the three Paralympic class events: 2.4mR (one …

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