Published on October 4th, 2012

In Scuttlebutt 3689 it was reported that the gold medal won by Helena Lucas (singlehanded event) at the 2012 Paralympic Games was Great Britain’s first ever Paralympic sailing medalist. This information came from the International Sailing Federation, and while it is technically correct, a British team led by Andrew Cassell did win the gold medal in the ‘mixed crewboat’ event at the 1996 Paralympics Games when sailing was a demonstration sport

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