The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue

Australia’s sailor in the 2.4mR class, Peter Thompson, waits to be lifted aboard while coach Lachlan Gilbert organises the equipment before a race at the Athens summer Paralympics. Thompson, who had won the world championships in 1999, finished 5th in Athens after his fourth place finish at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The sailing took place from a brand new venue at Helliniko in the south of Athens. Like many of the 2004 venues, not only was it state-of-the-art but it was also huge. The venue was so far from the Paralympic Village, at the opposite end of Athens, that the sailing team stayed in a nearby hotel for the duration of the regatta.

Closer to the water, Peter Thompson felt the spray in his beard

Peter Thompson is amongst the waves and spray as he competes in the 2.4mR class sailing at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Thompson, who was the reigning world champion, finished 4th in the event, missing a medal by the closest possible margin of one point. Thompson won Australian Sailing’s inaugural ‘Sailor with a Disability’ award in 1999/2000. The 2.4mR class was raced in a scaled down version of the America’s Cup 12m yachts. The single sailor sat low in the boat, which had a deep keel for stability. The class was replaced after the 2004 Athens Games by the two person SKUD18 class.

Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.

The perfect backdrop for Australia’s first sailing gold medal

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, the Australian Sonar class sailing team of Noel Robins (skipper), Jamie Dunross and Graeme Martin compete in the sailing on Sydney Harbour during the Sydney summer Paralympics. The Australian team won the gold medal in the Sonar class, the first time sailing was a medal sport at the Games. Skipper Noel Robins had vast experience as a sailor, including the America’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup. He was the oldest Australian to ever win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016

Results of Australian sailers at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016. Sailing was removed from 2020 summer Paralympics program.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Australian Paralympic Sailing Team Wikipedia page includes medal tallies and team lists.

Sailing results at the summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016.

The sailing was conducted in another, spectacular, purpose built venue