How to Follow the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition
Published on September 11th, 2016
The Sailing Competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will start on Monday September 12 at 13:00 local time, with completion occurring daily to Friday, September 17. In total, 80 sailors from 23 nations will race in 41 boats across three events: 2.4 Norlin OD (singlehanded), SKUD18 (doublehanded), and Sonar (triplehanded).
Unlike the Olympic Games, the organizers of the Paralympic Games are not providing live streaming broadcast of the Sailing events. The racing will be filmed with its use controlled by either the broadcast rights holder or Olympic Committee in each territory. To find out who your Paralympic broadcaster is, click here.
To follow the competition, World Sailing will be hosting a live blog and racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Be sure to download the latest version of Java for computer viewing. Also, the event scoreboard will be updated as each race is completed.
Another tool to use is the Competition Status Screen which is updated straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward.
Of course, look for Scuttlebutt to post the latest news each day.