Canada's annual international regatta for sailors with disabilities.
This is a historical site - set up to promote Mobility Cup 2010, and left running as a record of the event. Mobility Cup 2011 has a separate website.
Mobility Cup 2010 was held in Vancouver BC, for sailors with a significant physical disability - both novice and experienced racers. It concluded Friday, Sept. 17.
Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia and The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club hosted five days of sailing on English Bay, using the adaptive Martin 16 sloop. Racing was in two classes, divided according to sailing experience.
Sailing allows people with disabilities to enjoy complete independence and freedom, whether as a recreational activity or a competitive high performance endeavor, thanks to assistive technology. It is now one of the fastest-growing sports for people with disabilities.
The top five for each fleet was :
- Merle Hickey, Calgary, AB
- Robb Lawrence, Calgary, AB
- Christine Lavallee, Gatineau, QC
- Pierre Richard, Montreal, QC
- Marc Villeneuve, Laval, QC
- Hafsa Chaar, Montreal, QC
- Clare Adams, Brighton, ON
- Sara Cooper, Calgary, AB
- Karell Regnier, Gatineau, QC
- Philippe Lepage, Valleyfield, QC
For pictures of competitors and on-the-water action - see the DSA-BC blog, Sailing is Freedom.
For press coverage of the event, see:
|Vancouver Sun, Monday, Sept. 13|
|Vancouver Sun, Tuesday, Sept. 14|
|24 hrs, Wednesday, Sept. 15|
Mobility Cup 2010 was officially launched at an event in Vancouver on Monday evening:
And then racing got underway:
|Gold Fleet||Silver Fleet|
|Rene Dallaire, Montreal, QC||Hafsa Chaar, Montreal, QC|
|George Wang, Richmond, BC||Alan Nicolls, Ancaster, ON|
|Ann Kennedy, Toronto, ON||Claire Adams, Brighton, ON|
|Marc Villeneuve, Laval, QC||Pierre-Yves Levesque, Montreal, QC|
|Pierre Richard, Montreal, QC||David Fleet, QC|
|Judi Figgures, Cambridge, England||Sue Taetzsch, San Diego, CA|
|Wayne Phillips, Richmond, BC||Judith Kowalesky, San Diego, CA|
|Bob MacDonald, Vancouver, BC||Thomas Webb, Regina, SK|
|Christine Lavallee, Gatineau, QC||Karell Regnier, Gatineau, QC|
|Ron Newman, Regina, SK||Linda McGowan, Vancouver, BC|
|Andrew Hunt, Vancouver, BC||Sara Cooper, Calgary, AB|
|Rod Mack, Victoria, BC||Mike Carpenter, Victoria, BC|
|Merle Hickey, Calgary, AB||Angus McTavish, Bowen Island, BC|
|David Heiland, Calgary, AB||Judith Winship, Regina, SK|
|Rob Lawrence, Calgary, AB||Mary Causton-Budac, Victoria, BC|
|John Buchanan, Auckland, New Zealand||Philippe Lepage, Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC|
|Dave Symington, Vancouver, BC||Gerry Burns, Vancouver, BC|
|Terry LeBlanc, Vancouver, BC|