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Paralympic Games

Sailing was first seen at the Paralympic Games in 1996 as a demonstration sport. Four years later it was included as an Official Paralympic Sport with two events at Sydney 2000. A one-person keelboat and a three-person keelboat event were chosen using the 2.4mR and the Sonar.

The events were open to male and female competitors with the host nation's Noel Robins, Jamie Funross and Graeme Martin taking the first Sonar gold and Heiko Kroger claiming the first 2.4mR gold.

Both events remained through Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 before the introduction of a two-person keelboat for Beijing 2008. The SKUD18 was the chosen equipment and the first gold medal went to America's Nick Scandone and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker.

Visit the Official Paralympic Sailing Competition website here.

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