About Sailing: Every team of one (1), two (2) or three (3) members aims in achieving to travel by boat through a specific area in the best minimum time. The speed, the power, and the intelligence are three very important assets for the success in sailing.
Differences of Special Olympics Sailing: At Special Olympics, there are 5 skill levels of competition: Level 1 being the lowest skill level and Level 5 being single-handed racing. All scoring shall be in accordance with Racing Rule of Sailing Appendix A, except Rule A2, which is the exclusion of the boat’s worst score. Scores from the race or races used to determine divisions will be included in the series score, based on the boat’s finishing position within their division.
History: SONC has offered sailing as a locally popular sport since 2004.
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Sport Development Teams (SDT) are responsible for assisting with local and state-level programs and competition, educating coaches and officials, and promoting active engagement among athletes throughout the year. Click here for more information.
Certified Clinicians receive additional training in presentational skills to conduct training schools in their community. In order to become a Certified Clinician one must have a Special Olympics North Carolina level 2 sport certification in this sport.
For more information on becoming an SDT member or a Certified Clinician, contact email@example.com.