View Full Version : Disabled sailors' regatta

June Pelo
08-01-12, 20:35
Our newspaper has pictures and an article about the 2012 International Disabled Sailing Association's World Championship which is heing held on our Charlotte Harbor through Jan. 15. There are about 100 disabled sailors from 11 countries taking part, including one from Finland. His name is Niko Salomaa, age 23. He began racing on the Baltic Sea at age 13, but had to give it up after he broke his neck while serving in the Finnish Army several years ago. He decided to try again to participate in the Paralympics. There is a picture of him, with the flag of Finland, walking in a parade of the disabled sailors.