Sailing takes many forms; sailors can cruise, race or potter around in all kinds of boats, on the sea or inland water. It is one of the very few sports where non-disabled sailors and disabled sailors can participate equally. Para Sailing is governed by World Sailing.
The Para World Sailing Committee, under World Sailing, is responsible for the Paralympic Sailing Programme, including Events and Equipment selection.
In 1996 sailing was included on the programme of the Paralympic Games as a demonstration event and it has been full medal sport until the Rio 2016 Para Games. It is one of the only sports in the Para sports in which athletes of any disability compete together.
Source of information credit: World Sailing
Source of photo credit: Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled