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Sailors With Disabilities - Classification

Internationally, equalization is attempted through a classification system of the athletes, similar to systems used in other sports for athletes with disabilities, but specific to the functions required for sailing (sailors are also permitted to use approved assistive technologies such as adapted seats, etc.). Through the work of Dr. Charles Simpson and others, Canada has had enormous input into the new international Functional Classification System 2000 and 2005. Details can be found on the International Assocation for Disabled Sailing Website