Mobility Cup 1993 - Vancouver, BC
The four-day event held at Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver, saw racing by 28 competitors from across Canada and the US – with local Vancouver sailors in a minority.
The event is remembered for a world first – if featuring a (mouth operated) sip ‘n’ puff sailboat, which enabled high level tetraplegics to sail. This was the culmination of a two-year high-tech project to “include people with severe disabilities as active participants in our sailing program.” It was put through its paces that year by Larry Boden of Vancouver.
Gold Fleet winner | Dave Schroeder, Miami, FL
Silver Fleet winner| Charles Rosenfield, East Woodstock, CT
Top sip 'n puff sailor | Larry Boden, Vancouver, BC