It was with sadness that the sailing community learned of the International Paralympic Committee’s decision to drop sailing from the 2020 Games roster. Sail Canada reacted to the news by committing to using every avenue possible, in collaboration with the International Federation for Disabled Sailing, fellow Sailing national authorities and ISAF, to develop a coordinated strategy to work towards reversing this decision.
While the IPC will maintain that there is no going back on this decision, the wrestling precedent offers some hope that all is not lost (wrestling was dropped from the 2020 Olympics but as reinstated following a concerted campaign).
The campaign to reinstate sailing in the 2020 Paralympics is under way and your support can help. Please click the link below to join the petition to help reinstate sailing as a sport in the 2020 Paralympics.