22 Oct 2000
31 Oct 2000
Country of the host city
Beijing (CHN), Berlin (GER), Istanbul (TUR) and Manchester (GBR)
After sailing appeared as a demonstration sport at the 1996 Atlanta Games, in 2000 the sport was included in the Paralympic Games Competition programme as a medal sport for the first time. Two events were held: both open to male and female athletes:
- Three-Person Keelboat - Sonar
- Single-Person Keelboat - 2.4mR
The sailing marina in Rushcutters Bay was host to 15 entries from the Sonar class and 17 from the 2.4mR class. The Paralympic Sailing Competition took place after the Olympic Sailing Competition, from 20-27 October 2000.