Month: January 2014

GB Paralympic Sailors waiting patiently for the wind in Miami

The 3rd round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup are underway in Miami and there are high hopes for the British Adaptive Sailors if the wind finally picks up to enable them to race. There are three disabled categories in the Sailing World Cup, 2.4mR, SKUD 18 and SONAR.

Racing for GB in the 2.4mR category are Megan Pascoe (currently ranked number 1 in the world) and Helena Lucas MBE (the 1st British Sailor ever to win Paralympic Gold). In the SKUD 18 category is the pairing of Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (Bronze medal winners at London 2012 and winners of 4 World Championship titles).

First Post on the Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge Blog

Well there’s no better way to start off the new Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge (RTSIC) Blog than with a celebration, and we at the RTSIC are celebrating the news that Millie Knight has been selected as part of the Sochi 2014 TeamGB Winter Paralympic Ski Team. Millie is a visually impaired skier, racing with her guide Rachael Ferrier, at 15 years old Millie will be Britain’s youngest ever Winter Paralympian.

Millie was kind enough to take time from her training schedule to join in one of our Athlete Workshops as part of the Innovation Design Engineering course (run in conjunction with the RCA).