sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : London 2012 Paralympic Games - Helena Lucas joins GBR sailing team
London 2012 Paralympic Games - Helena Lucas joins GBR sailing team

'Helena Lucas, 2.4mR - London 2012 Olympic Games'    © Richard Langdon/Skandia Team GBR

London 2012 Paralympic Games sailing competition is being held on the beautiful but testing waters of Weymouth Bay, in the south coast of England, from 1st to 6th September.

Helena Lucas has been handed the chance to compete for her Olympic gold medal dream after the sailor was picked as one of the six members of the British Paralympic sailing team for the London Games. Charles Russell LLP sponsored Lucas will be racing the 2.4mR single-handed keelboat on the home waters of Weymouth and Portland this summer.

Lucas’s inclusion at the expense of Megan Pascoe comes after a run of solid performances where she gained silver at both the Hyeres World Cup and the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2012. Selection for a Paralympic Games is the pinnacle of an athlete’s career and the decision to delay the announcement for the 2.4mR boat was due to the intensive competition between Lucas and teammate Pascoe for the final place in the sailing team.

Lucas though, admitted that she was delighted to finally take the coveted spot: 'I feel really proud to be part of team GB and with it being a home Games it feels extra special. I think these Games, both in terms of Paralympic sailing and the Paralympics in general, will be one of the best Paralympic Games ever just because the British support and interest in the Paralympic sport has been fantastic, and the country seems to be really enthused and motivated by the athletes.'

Helena will be racing against female and male competitors in the class, considered by many as ‘the most competitive Paralympic fleet’, the yachting world have tipped Helena as a favourite to bring home a medal.

The funds provided by the Charles Russell sponsorship have meant that Helena has been able to purchase a new boat that she will be racing in Weymouth and Portland, the 2012 sailing venue. Patrick Russell, Senior Partner at Charles Russell LLP commented; 'Helena is an extremely talented yachtswoman and Charles Russell is delighted to continue her support. As someone who has previously competed successfully against able-bodied sailors at the highest level, she really is an example to us all, the Charles Russell team wish her the very best of luck this summer.'

Charles Russell is proud to work with, and support, some of the biggest names in British Sport. The firm are also sponsors of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the outstanding 2012 sailing venue, where their support has been invaluable in the running of reduced rate community sailing programmes and the development of an Olympic legacy.

London 2012 Paralympic Games website


by Kate Holmes

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=97110

4:57 PM Fri 11 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

11 May 2012  Australia’s Olympic squad on fire
11 May 2012  Australia's Tom Slingsby takes fifth Laser world title
11 May 2012  49er World Championships - Defending champs extend their lead
11 May 2012  Slingsby wins fifth Laser World Championship
11 May 2012  Ben Ainslie to be first Torchbearer for the Olympic Torch Relay
10 May 2012  Olympic flame marks 78 days to go before superyachts head to London
10 May 2012  US Olympic Team Qualifier for Women’s Match Racing at WPNSA
10 May 2012  Sail for Gold exhibition - 1948 Olympic medallist meets Ben Ainslie
09 May 2012  London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – Team GBR completed
09 May 2012  Advertising packages for Weymouth 2012 & Boat Show Season
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan




Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,
















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT