Beijing 2008

Beijing 2008

Opening Date

06 Sept 2008

Closing Date

17 Sept 2008

Country of the host city


Candidate cities

Istanbul (TUR), Osaka (JPN), Paris (FRA) and Toronto (CAN)


Eighty athletes from 25 nations contested the three keelboat classes at the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition in Qingdao, China from 8-13 September 2008.

The SKUD18 made its Paralympic debut as the two-person keelboat event with Nick Scandone and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (USA) taking the first Paralympic gold in the event. Canada's Paul Tingley won gold in the 2.4mR, eight years on from winning a bronze in the Sonar as crew with David Williams and Brian Macdonald.

Following a tense final race in the Sonar with France, Israel, Germany, Australia and Norway all in contention for the top honours it went the way of Jens Kroker, Robert Prem and Siegmund Mainka (GER) whose fifth place finish was enough to clinch gold.

ISAF Paralympic News
Paralympics - Regatta page - History - 2008
Regatta Details
Start Date8 September 2008
End Date13 September 2008
CountryChina, PR
Entry NamePhil Vardy/Ian Harrison
Entry Address
Fax -
Registration Lists n/a
Latest News
Fleet racing Disabled 2.4 Metre Overall Results
Race Results
Fleet racing Disabled SKUD 18 Overall Results
Race Results
Fleet racing Disabled Sonar Overall Results
Race Results
2008 Beijing Paralympic Games Sailing Competition 08 Sep 2008 - 13 Sep 2008
SKUD 18 (Disabled) Race #1
Marks(n/a)Date: 25 Nov 2015
Start time: 12:35
Race status: Final
Lead Boat(n/a)
( ) - Excluded Score
OCS - On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
ARB - Scoring penalty after arbitration
PTS - Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finish
BFD - Disqualification under rule 30.3
RAF - Retired after finishing
DCT - Disqualified after Causing Tangle (Kiteboarding only)
RCT - Retired after Causing Tangle (Kiteboarding only)
DGM - Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludable
RDG - Redress given
DNC - Did not come to the starting area
RET - Retired
DNE - Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
SCP - Took a Scoring Penalty under rule 44.3(a)
DNF - Did not finish
STP - Standard Penalty SI Specific
DNS - Did not start
UFD - U flag penalty imposed
DPI - Discretionary penalty imposed
ZFP - 20% penalty under rule 30.2
DSQ - Disqualification
Medal Tally


John Ruf of the USA
2008 Paralympic Medal Ceremonies
Ken KELLY, Marc SHAW and Don TERLSON of Canada
2008 Paralympics - 8-11 September - Sonar races
The SKUD18 fleet at the start
8-11 September - SKUD18 races
The 2.4 Metre fleet race in front of the Qingdao breakwater
2008 Paralympics - 8 & 9 September - 2.4 Metre races
The Launching Ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition
Launching Ceremony
The SKUD18 racing
2008 IFDS Qingdao International Regatta

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